Source: Paul Wagenseil / MSNBC
The beleaguered Internet company Yahoo! has another crisis on its hands: 450,000 usernames and passwords apparently stolen from its user-generated content service, Yahoo! Voices.
Even worse, all the passwords were allegedly stored unencrypted, or in “plaintext,” right out there for anyone to read.
A hacking group calling itself “D33ds Company” posted the data on its own website, which was not accessible this morning (July 12).
“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,” read a note at the end of the posting, according to Ars Technica.
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