30 Jan 2014

Yahoo’s security breach threatens users’ passwords

Posted by iwgcr

Yahoo! is urging users of its Mail service to change their passwords to something secure and unique to the web giant – after a security breach exposed account login details to theft.

The company said that it has reset the passwords on accounts connected to what it termed a “third-party database compromise” – that database contained records on some of Yahoo!‘s users. Yahoo! said the nabbed sensitive information is already being used by crooks’ automated attack programs to compromise accounts and their users.

In addition to resetting account information, which will force folks to think up a new password, Yahoo! said that it will be implementing two-factor authentication: users who have associated a mobile number with their accounts will be asked to enter in a code from an SMS message.

The web company said that it had yet to find any evidence that its own systems were compromised by attackers. The company did not name the third-party that had been hacked.

Date

Service

Duration

Critical Data Lost

2014-1-30

Yahoo mail services

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unknown

References:

http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/75083532312/important-security-update-for-yahoo-mail-users

 

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