Thousands of Yahoo Email Accounts Hacked

Thousands of Yahoo Email Accounts Hacked

yahoo mail accounts hacked Thousands of Yahoo Email Accounts HackedYahoo senior VP Jay Rossiter has confirmed that several Yahoo mail user names and passwords were compromised by an unknown third party. However, the Yahoo authorities have said that there is no need to panic as they have successfully reset the passwords and taking necessary steps to deplete the detrimental effects of this attack which was carried out using some “malicious third party software” as Rossiter said in his Tumblr post.


Yahoo’s VP said didn’t specify the actual number of accounts that were compromised. He said that we are still unable to find evidence that the user’s data, names and passwords were taken directly from the Yahoo servers. “The data was taken from the most recent sent email messages to the users,” said Rossiter. However, Rossiter said that there is no need to panic for those who got their passwords leaked. Their passwords have already been reset by the Yahoo servers and they must have received an email or sms notification, in case you have chosen two-way authentication for the mail service.

Experts perceive the latest blow to the Yahoo mail service as one of the pronounced embarrassment for Yahoo services that will shake the already reluctant Yahoo users. One month ago, CEO Marissa Mayer apologized for the major two day outage for the Yahoo mail service during which the users around the world saw an ugly “system down for maintenance” error message. This was immediately followed by a Flickr outage which also teased billions of users and resulted in a flurry of complaints in the tech giant’s mail box.

Yahoo said it has contacted the law enforcement agencies to foil the attacks and immediately started tracking back the perpetrators to get to the root of the problem. Yahoo recently rolled out a 2048-bit SSL encryption for Yahoo Mail, designed to make the service more secure. Many Yahoo users are able to recover their compromised passwords because the Yahoo servers were not the target of the attack and Yahoo security experts suggest that such attacks must be avoided in the future in order to maintain the image of the company around the world.

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It’s important to note that in 2012, the Yahoo servers were targeted by unidentified hackers who posted login information for more than 450,000 Yahoo users online. According to a report, there are around 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, and users of the Yahoo services are getting more and more worried on the periodic outages and security breaches.


  • Debusschere Herwig

    i had a second yahoo email acaunt that has been hacked,thy changed the securety questions and the password so i cant acces is there any way i can get it back?????

  • philip garcia

    cant open the account anymore.. pls help

  • Lisa

    Can not get into my email. Don’t remember my password. Tried to get help but it’s under my old phone #. So now they have sent my password to my old phone #. Help. I want to close my old yahoo acct and open a new one. Please help before someone gets my information at the old phone #.

  • teri kelly

    My friend woke up this morning to an empty inbox and her contacts are receiving emails asking for money. What can be done to get email and contacts back? Her email is

  • Mohamad Torik

    Why Every my email other people know my password email and change so i can’t open my email how security for yahoomail and how need open facebook with yahoomail first better facebook is facebook yahoomail is yahoomail so open facebook with id yahoomail is okey, 5 my email in yahoo alll can not open distry but one thank’you.

  • pat topitzer

    my account has been hacked for over a month. I am getting nowhere trying to contact yahoo. I have changed my password for the fourth time and followed my other suggestions. think it’s time to say goodbye to old Y