Yahoo has announced that its Yahoo Mail service has been attacked by hackers, and the company has said that used passwords and usernames form third party services.
Yahoo is resetting the passwords of any accounts that were affected in the hack, and they are also using a second sign in verification which will allow you to secure your account.
Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence. Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts.
Based on our current findings, the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise. 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.
You can find out more information about the hack on Yahoo Mail over at the company’s website at the link below.