1M Android Forum Users' Data Hacked

Yahoo attack also hit Gmail, Hotmail, AOL
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2012 8:39 AM CDT
1M Android Forum Users' Data Hacked
A sign for Google is displayed behind the Google android robot, at the National Retail Federation, in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Another major security breach has emerged a day after news of a Yahoo hack targeting 450,000 users, this time at an online forum for Android users. Hackers snagged user IDs, email addresses, passwords, and more in an attack on Android Forums' more than 1 million users, ZDNet reports. An administrator for the site, run by Phandroid, says the hack looked like a bid to harvest emails that could later be spammed. The admin notes the issue has been "resolved," but called on users to change their passwords. Meanwhile, it looks like the Yahoo hack hit users of other services, too.

Some 106,000 Gmail, 55,000 Hotmail, and 25,000 AOL addresses were affected by the hackers, who posted usernames and passwords online, the New York Times notes. Those accounts weren't hacked, but those email addresses came into play because they were being used as Yahoo user names. Comcast, MSN, Verizon, SBC Global, BellSouth, and Live.com users were also affected. The hacking news doesn't end there: Nvidia says its own user forums were suspended last week due to hacking that gathered user credentials, Reg Hardware reports. (More Google Android stories.)

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