Yahoo Security Breach Compromises 450,000 Accounts: Yours Could Be Next

Despite regular warnings from some of the most well known internet security firms in the world, most web users simply do not understand how vulnerable they really are. The latest reminder of just how dangerous the internet can truly be came in the form of a group who was able to hack a Yahoo database and release user information for more than 450,000 people. The true impact of this hack might not be seen for months or even years in part because Yahoo, like any other company that gets hacked these days, has downplayed the seriousness of the breach. For their part the internet company that has been suffering a steady stream of trouble over the last few years announced that most of the information that was taken was from an “old” database housing user logins for their Yahoo Contributor Network (formerly Associated Content).