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A hacker group called D33D, broke into a database and downloaded the account information of more than 400,000 users. AOL, Gmail and Hotmail users were also compromised. Yahoo is working to fix the vulnerable passwords of the affected users and notifying the other companies also effected.
Did you know the Yahoo Contributor Network is a publication tool that lets users contribute content and earn money? That is how the hack was accomplished. In a useless statement Yahoo stated; “We apologize to affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.”
D33D, called this a wake-up call not a threat.
The top five passwords in the stolen batch were “123456,” “password,” “welcome,” “ninja” and “abc123.” It pays to be clever and be esoteric in choosing that precious word that holds the key to your information.