Are you still using Yahoo mail ID for your email conversations? Then change your password immediately. Yahoo today confirmed that more than 50 Crores Email IDs stolen. Yahoo released a statement today on this matter.
“A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected. Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen and the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network. Yahoo is working closely with law enforcement on this matter.”
Within few hours to a couple of days, you will get a password change email from Yahoo, it is better idea to change your Yahoo mail ID password right now. Otherwise, your personal information will be misused by the attackers.
Most of the users using same passwords again and again for their important mail and social networking accounts. Stop using the same credentials for all the accounts, and use password management services like LastPass to remember complex passwords.