It’s been a productive few months for hackers. Maybe it’s the summer months that keep them indoors, away from the mobs of society roaming the summer streets. Whatever the case, after a big hack on LinkedIn and eHarmony, a new hacker site called D33D has posted 453,000 login credentials that seem to originate from the Yahoo website. The hackers intended for this to be a “wake-up call” to Yahoo to improve their security. What a caring bunch of hackers!
The usernames and passwords were posted late last night and the blog world lit up reporting the hack. The entire file full of usernames and passwords is available online, although we won’t like to it here, and it includes email addresses from various domains. It is said that they hacked the Yahoo Voices platform to get the usernames and passwords, and they used a “union-based SQL injection technique” to accomplish the hack.
If you have a Yahoo username, now is the time to change the password. Read more at CNET.