Hackers! post! 450K! Yahoo! log-ins!

12 July 2012

yahoo_logoUh-oh! Those nasty hackers are at it again, this time, making Yahoo! scratch their collective heads like dumbasses. It appears they've had their security breached that has seen more than 400,000 login credentials swiped and stored in plain text.

Posted to D33D Company, the hacked contained more than 453,000 login credentials. The hackers say that this is to be a "wake-up call."

"We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat," the hackers said in a comment at the bottom of the data. "There have been many security holes exploited in webservers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage."

This comes on the back of password thefts at LinkedIn, eHarmony, Last.fm and a bunch of DoS attacks. Only yesterday, Formspring announced that they had disabled the passwords of its entire user base after discovering around 420k passwords posted in a security forum.

TOPICS:   Technology

6 comments

  • Mr F.
    Been! reading! The! Reg! again!?
  • Sicknote
    Can I ask someone to check for mine please..?
  • Hands S.
    Yep sicknote, yours is there. You probably shouldn't have signed up for all that horse porn
  • Me
    Cunts!
  • Boring B.
    I didn't realise that Yahoo? were still going; I thought they disappeared in the 90's.
  • Sicknote
    Mind you, having all those Yahoo logins - is there anything to log into any more...?

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