Yahoo! Voices Accounts Hacked

July 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Yahoo has confirmed that its Yahoo! Voices contributor network was hacked, with over 400,000 usernames and passwords stolen from its servers and published online.

And if you think only Yahoo email addresses have been infiltrated, you are dead wrong. Yahoo! Voices allows users to sign in using a non-Yahoo email address and even accounts using Gmail, MSN, Comcast, and AOL accounts have also been hacked.

The leaked account information surfaced online early Thursday morning by a hacker group named “D33ds.” The website were the usernames and passwords were published is unavailable as of this posting due to high traffic. D33ds even asked for donations to pay for hosting services.

There is another way of checking out if your email account has been published, as Sucuri Malware Labs created a checker tool to see if your email address was included in the leakage. Even if you do not remember registering a Yahoo! Voices account, please do so.

Yahoo! Voice becomes the latest in a string of websites that got their usernames and passwords leaked out. The likes of Formspring, LinkedIn, eHarmony, and also had their security systems compromised.

Representatives of Yahoo reported that the company is “fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data.” Yahoo has since changed the passwords of all affected users and notified the companies whose user accounts may have been hacked.

Source: TechCrunch, via Mashable


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