Hackers are at it yet again. This time around it was Yahoo that faced the wrath of hackers. Over 400,000 user names and passwords were stolen and published on the web after a hacker group broke into in one of Yahoo’s database services. Yahoo revealed that users of information from other services that included Hotmail, Gmail and AOL were also breached upon.
D33D a relatively unknown hack group has claimed responsibility for the online attack and issued a stern warning to Yahoo and other internet companies to strengthen their security. The hack took place on Wednesday.
According to a spokesperson from Yahoo, Dana Lengkeek, “An older file had been stolen from Yahoo Contributor Network, an Internet publishing service that the company purchased about two years ago with the intention of helping videographers, photographers, and writer to sell their work over the Web” She added “We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords to the affected Yahoo! Users and notifying the companies whose user accounts may have been compromised. David Harley of security firm ESET said, “The top five passwords in the stolen batch were “abc123”, “123456”, “ninja”, “password” and “welcome”