Yahoo Inc reported the theft of 400,000 user names and passwords to access its own site as well as those of other companies, saying that hackers had taken advantage of a security vulnerability in its computer systems.
“We are 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,” Company spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek said.
They did not identify the other companies whose credentials were stolen or say how many of the stolen logins were for Yahoo’s sites.
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