More than 450,000 Yahoo members’ details exposed by Hacker
KUALA LUMPUR: A hacking group namely D33Ds Company has hacked Yahoo backend database last Wednesday. This breach caused nearly 453,000 Yahoo members’ email address and password posted online in plain text format publicly.
“We confirm that an older file from Yahoo Contributor Network … containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo and other company users’ names and passwords was compromised yesterday,” Yahoo said in a statement to the BBC.
The impact stretched beyond Yahoo because the site allowed users to log in with credentials from other sites – which meant that the user names and passwords for Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Hotmail and many other e-mail hosts were among those posted publicly.