Yahoo! Voices

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
July 12, 2012
Sunnyvale , CA
United States
California US
Records Breached: 

453,492 (No SSNs or financial information reported)

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A hacker or hackers used an SQL injection technique to access the plain-text passwords of over 450,000 Yahoo! Voices (formerly known as Associated Content) users.  The information was then posted online.  Yahoo! Voice users are encouraged to change their Yahoo! passwords immediately. Users from as far back as 2006 or earlier may have had their passwords exposed.

UPDATE (08/02/2012): A Yahoo! user is suing Yahoo! Inc. for negligence.  The user claims that Yahoo!'s failure to adequately safeguard his personal information should result in compensation for himself and other users who experienced account fraud and had to take measures to protect accounts put at risk by the Yahoo! breach.