Unknown group claims Yahoo’s security is ‘lax’
Passwords and emails posted online
450,000 Yahoo users at risk
A hacker group has posted online the details of 450,000 user accounts and passwords it claims to have stolen from a Yahoo server.
The passwords could pose a severe security risk to Yahoo users if they use the same password and email combination across other sites.
The information was posted by a previously unknown hacker group.
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6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked, reports Norwegian IT site Dagens IT (found via The Next Web).
The passwords were shared via a Russian hacker site, and security researcher Per Thorsheim confirms that the leak is legit.
LinkedIn hasn’t offered any statement on the incident at the time of this writing, but we would strongly suggest changing your password.
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A hacker claims to have stolen names and passwords belonging to 120 users of Sony Europe‘s website and published them to the Internet.
It’s the latest in a series of attacks which have hammered the electronics multinational. Security researchers have counted about a dozen breaches since the beginning of this year, including two particularly serious ones which exposed 100 millions users’ personal details.
The latest attack was [...]
A hacker group has claimed it has attacked the Sony network and stolen more than one million passwords, email addresses and other information.
Lulz Security said it broke into servers which run SonyPictures.com.
Sony said it was aware of Lulz Security’s statement and was investigating, the Associated Press reported.
In April, hackers broke into Sony’s PlayStation Network and stole data from more than 77 million accounts. – BBC