Yahoo probing 400,000 users’ emails, passwords online hacking

Internet firm Yahoo is probing an apparent security breach that led to over 450,000 login names and passwords being leaked online.

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2012, 11:09 AM IST

Washington: Internet firm Yahoo is probing an apparent security breach that led to over 450,000 login names and passwords being leaked online.
A hacking collective belonging to a group called ‘D33Ds Company’ posted the account information on a public website in what they described as ‘a wake-up call’.

“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,” the hackers said in a message posted along with the leaked data.

The attackers did not specify which Yahoo site the user data had been obtained from.

However, a report on TrustedSec blog suggested that the targeted site was Yahoo Voice, a voice-over-IP service bought by Yahoo in 2010, a newspaper reports.

The service was called Associated Content, but Yahoo rebranded it as Yahoo Voices.

Meanwhile, a Yahoo spokesman said that the firm was still investigating the reported breach and could not provide further details.

ANI