A set of 400K+ passwords were making the rounds last night. Turns out that they were from a Yahoo site that was compromised. Yahoo today the Yahoo email breach confirmed and they have taken measures to stanch the bleeding.
There are still a lot of questions about this alleged Yahoo Voices data breach â€” including whether there was a reason behind the breach in the first place â€” but Yahoo has now officially confirmed that the data did in fact come from its servers, and that â€œapproximatelyâ€ 400,000 email addresses and passwords have been leaked in plain text online. Meanwhile, security specialists are now parsing the data and one, Sucuri, has come up with a script to check if your email address (which doesnâ€™t have to be a @yahoo.com address) is among those exposed.
It’s funny how some screen caps from days gone by can be re-purposed.
Another day, another breach.
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