Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Unknown number of Yahoo mail users' account names, passwords stolen

updated 07:01 pm EST, Thu January 30, 2014

Affected users notified by e-mail, SMS to change password

Yahoo email users seem to be the most recent victim of mass data theft. The search engine, in a security update posted today, claims to have "identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts." The company then took action on behalf of its users, prompting them to reset passwords on the breached accounts.

So far, Yahoo's investigation has concluded that the the list of usernames and passwords stolen in the attack were harvested from a third party with access to Yahoo credentials. The company believes that "the information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts' most recent sent emails."

Yahoo has declined our efforts to identify the quantity of accounts impacted by the attack. Federal law enforcement has been notified of the attack, and Yahoo has "implemented additional measures to block attacks against Yahoo's systems."



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News