Over 400,000 Yahoo! user names and passwords stolen and published on the Web by hackers

Jim Finkle of Reuters-via InterAksyon.com-reports that "more than 400,000 Yahoo Inc. user names and passwords were stolen and published on the Web, putting other websites at risk as well, after hackers exploited a vulnerability in Yahoo!’s computer systems."

Jim Finkle of Reuters-via InterAksyon.com-reports that "more than 400,000 Yahoo Inc. user names and passwords were stolen and published on the Web, putting other websites at risk as well, after hackers exploited a vulnerability in Yahoo!’s computer systems."

 

The report noted that Yahoo! "issued a statement apologizing for the breach, the latest setback for a company that has lost two chief executives in a year and is struggling to revive stalled revenue growth." In any case, the report said interim CEO Ross Levinsohn told attendees of the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday morning (July 12, U.S. time) that he was "optimistic about the company's progress."

 

The Reuther report further added though that the online security breach "prompted criticism from security experts who said that a major Internet firm like Yahoo! should do a better job at protecting user data."

 

For more on this story, read the Reuters story posted on InterAksyon.com.

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