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Yahoo! Email Account Passwords Stolen

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January 31, 2014
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Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said. (Jan. 31) Video provided by AP


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