Hackers posted online what they say is login information for mor than 450,000 Yahoo users. The hack was said to be a warning, according to the Web page where the documents were dumped.
“We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat,” a note on the page said.
“There have been many security holes exploited in Web servers belonging to Yahoo! Inc. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take
Yahoo confirmed on Thursday the hack of Yahoo Voices, part of its
news service, saying “approximately 400,000” usernames and passwords were stolen. But in a written statement, the company said that less than 5% of the breached Yahoo accounts had valid passwords.
“At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products,” the statement said.
“We are fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose user accounts may have been compromised.”