A hacking attack on a popular Web service has led to the exposure of login information for more than 453,000 people worldwide.
Criminals recently cracked a subdomain that contained login data for Yahoo Voices users, then posted those details on the popular hacking site D33D Company, according to a report from the tech news site CNET
. However, in a posting on the site, the hackers noted that they only did so as a wakeup call to the Web giant.
"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," the hackers said in a comment at the bottom of the posted data, according to CNET. "There have been many security holes exploited in webservers 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."Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, writes regularly about the threats hackers pose for consumers and what can be done to reduce these problems.
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