Yahoo! had a major security breach yesterday.
An estimated 450,000 passwords were stolen.
The passwords were stored on Yahoo!’s servers in plaintext, meaning, not encrypted, could have been kept safer. Expect Yahoo! to take some heat for that, which is good, because doing that is dumb.
Some outlets are reporting 100,000+ Gmail, 50,000+ Hotmail accounts, and more were part of the stolen data. Others are saying the accounts are old, only 5% are in use.
Sucuri Labs has created a way to check if your email was affected, click here.
I recommend you change your password regardless;
it’s doubtful we’re getting the whole story.