Yahoo representatives confirmed a breach that hit the site's Contributor Network (previously Associated Content) on Wednesday. The stolen data was contained in an "older file," and only about 5 percent of the exposed credentials were still valid on Yahoo.
You know them, the people who never change passwords, use easily guessable ones and might even use the same pass on all sites!
I can't find the article but something like
of the leaked passwords were the same one: 123456
YIKES! When I stumble across the source again I will post it.
Boy I was way off on my count!
The most common password in the list is "123456," a simple jaunt across the keyboard that was used for 1,673 of the accounts. Another popular option was "##########," which 1,279 users chose.
I should have remembered it was ComputerWorld.
Go here http://labs.sucuri.net/?yahooleak
type in your email address from yahoo and you can check if yours was leaked.
Edited by zlim, 12 July 2012 - 11:01 PM.