Over 450,000 Yahoo Account Passwords Stolen By Hackers – A hacking group calling them selves D33D company have hacked yahoo company and stole about 400,000 user email addresses and passwords information from its user generated content service on Wednesday
“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. There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers 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.”
Yahoo said it is working to fix vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo users, also yahoo company said it is notifying other companies that have been affected hacking including Aol, Gmail, Hotmail, According to the NY Times, 106,000 Gmail accounts, 55,000 Hotmail accounts and 25,000 AOL accounts were included in the leaked data the reason that let many companies Reconsider its security service.
D33D hacking group claimed that they were responsible for the hack and they had used SQL injection attack which exploits a software vulnerability, also they have posted online the user names and passwords information which is about 453,492 accounts belonging to Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users.
Notes: if you have a yahoo, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, account its better to change your email password in order to protect your email.