Posted 01/30/2014 at 6:06 PM
Posted 4 years ago
A Yahoo blog post has announced the discovery of a hack attack against their email system.
“Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts…Based on our current findings, the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise. We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems….We are resetting passwords on impacted accounts and we are using second sign-in verification to allow users to re-secure their accounts…We regret this has happened and want to assure our users that we take the security of their data very seriously.”