Earlier today Yahoo confirmed that over 400,000 usernames and passwords were hacked from their system. In that number are Yahoo accounts and non-Yahoo accounts linked by Yahoo! Voices such as Gmail, AOL, and Hotmail. The breach, in which Yahoo stored unencrypted passwords, by most reports pegs hacker group “D33ds” as the culprit of this security disaster.
Yahoo has apologized and is encouraging their users to change passwords regularly and stay tuned to their online safety tips at security.yahoo.com. But what if you are like most of us around here and just want to make sure your account has not been hacked? Fortunately, that’s where a company like Sucuri Malware Labs becomes vitally important.
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Yahoo Statement –
At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products. We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 400,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was stolen yesterday, July 11. Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised. We apologize to affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.