hackerinside Hackers allegedly steal 450,000 Yahoo account details

As many as 450,000 account details have allegedly been stolen from a Yahoo server by a new hacker group.

As many as 450,000 account details have allegedly been stolen from a Yahoo server by a new hacker group.

 
The group, which goes by the name D33DS Company (“Leetspeak” for “deeds,” which uses numbers in place of letters), claims to have hacked into a subdomain of Yahoo's website to gain access to unencrypted account information.
 
The data is believed to belong to Yahoo's VoIP service, Yahoo Voices, which runs on the company's instant messenger.
 
hackerinside Hackers allegedly steal 450,000 Yahoo account details
 
The hackers claim that this act was done to demonstrate Yahoo's lack of security, not as a threat. It does raise questions about Yahoo's approach to user data, as account details should always be encrypted, regardless of where they are stored or how secure one believes the servers to be.
 
D33DS Company appears to be a new group on the scene, though it is not clear if it has any affiliation with other hacking groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec. It offers paid hacking services, promising full privacy for those who request this. It is also considering a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) offer if there is enough interest.
 
Hacking has become a growing concern for internet users, governments and companies, with many high-profile cases, such as numerous attacks on Sony's servers, including its PlayStation Network, highlighting that more needs to be done to ensure account security.
 
Source: Reuters