Change your passwords now: Nearly half a million Yahoo account details leaked online by new hacker group
- Unknown group claims Yahoo's security is 'lax'
- Passwords and emails posted online
- 450,000 Yahoo users at risk
A hacker group has posted online the details of 450,000 user accounts and passwords it claims to have stolen from a Yahoo server.
The passwords could pose a severe security risk to Yahoo users if they use the same password and email combination across other sites.
The information was posted by a previously unknown hacker group.
A Yahoo spokesperson declined to comment.
The hackers' website where the original claim was made, d33ds.co, was not available later on Thursday.
It was registered in February. Industry website CNET reported the hackers as saying the breach was intended as a 'wake-up call and not as a threat' and that Yahoo's security was lax.
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