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Monday, 20 May 2013 09:43

Hackers nick 22 million user IDs in Japan

Written by Nick Farrell



Details sketchy

Unauthorized access attempt of Yahoo! Japan portal may have led to theft of up to 22 million user IDs.

According to Yahoo, the information that was stolen didn’t have passwords or any other information that would allow unauthorised users to carry out user identity verification. However it has not ruled out the possibility of a leak though considering the volume of traffic it noticed flowing from its servers to external entities.

The company said that Yahoo has revealed that it has beefed up its security controls to avert any such future attempts. Yahoo is the top most search provider when it comes to Japan with over 50 per cent market share. Google holds 40 per cent market share in comparison.

Japan has already acknowledged that the country lags behind in cyber security plans that would deter such attacks and is currently scrabbling to come up with better laws and enforcement methods

Nick Farrell

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