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Gina Smith of A New Domain joins KoPoint's Dan Patterson to explain Yahoo's password hacking incident. Gina's summary from A New Domain:
With news that a hacking group nabbed and posted more than 450K Yahoo Voice and email passwords here, anyone with a Yahoo account has got to be hitting that site to see if he or she was a victim. I know I did. Here’s what I saw.
Updated: Yahoo has released a statement saying it is working on the breach and that other email sites, including Hotmail, are likely compromised, too.
Due to high traffic on this group’s site — as you see, it calls itself the d33ds group — the page is going up and down. I caught part of it in a cut and paste. In part, it reads:
We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this subdomain will take this as a wake-up call … not as a threat …
There have been many security holes exploited in webservers belonging to Yahoo … that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure (today). Please do not take (the posting) lightly. The subdomain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage …