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Hackers Publish Info from Yahoo

7/13/2012

Hackers Publish Over 450,000 Emails and Passwords Stolen From Yahoo

A hacker group calling itself the D33ds Company has posted more than 450,000 login credentials online. A Yahoo representative has confirmed that the data published consisted of some 450,000 names and passwords for Yahoo and other companies.

An analysis of the data by the chief technology officer at Eurosecure revealed that the most common domain names for the leaked e-mail addresses were yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com and aol.com.

The most common password was "1234546" -- used by 1,666 users -- followed by the word "password" -- seen 780 times. In addition, "password" was used as a base word for 1373 passwords.