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Aspiring Expert
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Yahoo Password Leak

I expected to see a discussion here about the recent leak of Yahoo passwords but there's nothing.

 

So no problem for BT Yahoo email accounts then?

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Re: Yahoo Password Leak

there has been no rush of posts about password problems and accounts being hacked.  it looks from reading the reports that it was yahoo voice



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Re: Yahoo Password Leak

I've been victim to this 😞
Be warned if you contact BT via the live chat dont be surprised if the security details/answers could be wrong.
I'm now awaiting a call-back fro bt/yahoo team....
Kind Regards
Andy
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Re: Yahoo Password Leak


@andylloyd wrote:
I've been victim to this 😞
Be warned if you contact BT via the live chat dont be surprised if the security details/answers could be wrong.
I'm now awaiting a call-back fro bt/yahoo team....

Hi.

 

Are you sure it's due to this Yahoo! leak ? There was a list posted online for the email addresses, and of the 450K only a few hundred were btinternet ones.

 

There are "general" hackers about that get into user accounts, probably through phising emails or possibly trojans/spyware etc.

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Re: Yahoo Password Leak

I was caught by this - and I've a @btinternet.com address. My email appeared on the list and the password was changed so I was unable to log in. I don't know if it was Yahoo/BT who changed the password once they'd realised I'd been hacked or if it was someone else...

 

There was no note on the login page to say there had been a security leak; and as my password wasn't changed until many hours after the leak I would have been able to change it myself had I known.

 

I tried phoning BT to seek advice but the call routing menus were a nightmare and I kept getting caught in loops. ventually I set up an online chat with someone from Yahoo who said he couldn't help me because it was not an @yahoo.com address. Eventually I managed to get a chat going with someone from BT and I got things sorted - but it was a right palaver. 

 

However, when I logged in this evening I was automatically rerouted to a "Thank you for changing your service" screen. There was no option not to go through this screen. And it now looks like I've been set up on a Pay As You Go account which required me to login via dial up once every 90 days to avoid having my account suspended. I don't even have a modem...

 

I've emailed BT about this and will see what happens next. 

 

Derek

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Re: Yahoo Password Leak

Hi Derek,

I'm awaiting a call back from the @BTCare team about this, i'm hoping that this can resolved.

I have heard that several hundred BT Customers have been hacked.

Kind Regards
Andy
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