January 31, 2014 at 6:55 am #3644
Yahoo Mail service got hacked and the company has made an announcement about it today in a tumblr blog post. Yahoo is still investigating this issue, and started to notify its users to change password. So far they found that the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third party database compromise, and there are no evidence so far whether they are obtained from Yahoo Systems directly.
Yahoo Mail Hacked
This is one tough year for Yahoo without a doubt. Yahoo also taking some serious measures to protect the user accounts. Accounts that are suspected to be compromised will receive a prompt to change the password. Also yahoo is using Second Sign-in verification to allow users to re-secure their accounts. Email Notification, SMS Text will also be sent if the account user have added any mobile number.
Yahoo also mentioned in its blog post that its working with federal law enforcement to find and prosecute the perpetrators responsible for this attack. Additional security measures are in place to protect yahoo accounts and systems for further attacks.
If you are using Yahoo Mail, then login to your mailbox and change the password to something really secure. You may try strongpasswordgenerator.com to get some secure password that is also easy to remember.
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