Yahoo is warning that a hacker broke into their servers and stole over 400,000 unencrypted emails and passwords. In a statement they released today, they say that a hacker group, calling themselves the D33D Company, broke into their servers yesterday to steal the passwords, which also included usernames and passwords to other companies. The file that the hacker stole belonged to Yahoo's Contributor Network, which was previously Associated Content before Yahoo bought the company in 2010.
Yahoo says that they are currently changing the passwords of all of the users who were affected and notifying the companies who may have had their information compromised.
So what should you do if you were affected. First, check out this blog on what to do if your password is stolen. Second, make sure you have have a reliable security software suite installed on your computer. If you don't, check out our reviews of both PC and Mac security software to find one that fits your needs.
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