[ISN] Yahoo resets passwords after email hack

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245908/Yahoo_resets_passwords_after_email_hack By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service January 30, 2014 Yahoo has been resetting email accounts that were targeted in an attack apparently aimed at collecting personal information from recently sent messages, the company said Thursday. The list of usernames and passwords used for the attack was likely collected when another company’s database was breached, Jay Rossiter, a Yahoo senior vice president, said in a blog post. He didn’t name the third party or say how many accounts were affected. “We are working with federal law enforcement to find and prosecute the perpetrators responsible for this attack,” Rossiter wrote. The hackers used a malicious software program to access Mail accounts with the stolen usernames and passwords, he wrote. […]




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