Yahoo Confirms Password Hack, Says ‘Working’ On To Fix It

Posted on Jul 13 2012 - 6:23am by Editorial Staff

Yesterday we reported that about more than 400,000 Yahoo accounts being compromised, the company has now confirmed about the hack while giving a statement to TechCrunch, older file from Yahoo Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 400,000 Yahoo and other company users names and passwords was stolen.” The company also says that only less than 5 percent of the Yahoo account passwords released were still valid and urges that it is “fixing” the vulnerability. What happened last day was that the hackers posted the plaintext credentials for 453,492 Yahoo accounts, over 2,700 database table or column names, and 298 MySQL variables making around a lot large users to go through such hack.

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