The company has issued a security advisory to warn users that Yahoo Mail Service was hacked, hackers have stolen credentials of its email customers.
Yahoo Mail! is considered one of the largest email service providers, millions of people use is every day, it’s clear that it represents an attractive target for cyber criminals. The day is come, the company issued an official security update for its email users warning of a data breach avoiding to provide the extension of the incident in terms of number of users’ account compromised:
“we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts’, user names and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and are used to access multiple accounts.” reports the update
The hackers have compromised a third-party database without penetrating the servers used for the Yahoo Mail service.
“We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems. Our ongoing investigation shows that malicious computer software used the list of usernames and passwords to access Yahoo Mail accounts. The information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts’ most recent sent emails.“
This is the second time that Yahoo is seriously hacked, more HERE