Here is the latest report that Yahoo’s 450,000 Ids are stolen by hackers, actually this was reported by AllThingsD and according to them The breach of Yahoo’s servers was supposedly the work of a group of hackers that called itself the D33D Company, saying in a post that the action was meant to wake up Yahoo’s computer security team and not for malicious purposes.
On this major issue, Yahoo said that “At Yahoo! we take security very seriously and invest heavily in protective measures to ensure the security of our users and their data across all our products.
We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company users names and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11.
Of these, less than 5% of the Yahoo! accounts had valid passwords. We are taking immediate action by fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure of this data, changing the passwords of the affected Yahoo! users and notifying the companies whose users accounts may have been compromised.
We apologize to all affected users. We encourage users to change their passwords on a regular basis and also familiarize themselves with our online safety tips at security.yahoo.com.”