After LinkedIn’s breach,Yahoo has become the next contender.Yahoo’s Voice server is breached and the company conformed that more than 450,000 accounts are compromised.D33Ds a hacking company has performed this act and all those usernames and passwords are now floating across the web.However the hackers as said that Yahoo should concentrate on the security of users account and should not take it as a threat but should take this security issue seriously. Check out what they said :
“ 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. 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 them lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage.
In this situation Yahoo said that they are working on this issue and advised the users to change their passwords immediately.It will take some time for them to secure their servers.In the mean while check out what Yahoo said on this issue:“ 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. We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 400,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was stolen yesterday, July 11. Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. 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 users accounts may have been compromised. We apologize to affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.”