Yahoo, GoDaddy the latest brands to have hacker troubles

Yahoo announced Friday morning that a number of Yahoo Mail accounts have been compromised, while GoDaddy admitted some culpability in a plot to steal a Twitter handle.

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Another week, another round of hackers stealing customer information—or, in a very strange case, one customer’s online identity.

Yahoo took to Tumblr Friday morning to announce that someone had attempted to access to some Yahoo Mail accounts. The company didn’t give a number of accounts affected, but it did say the hack was probably the result of a “third-party database compromise.”

“We have no evidence that they were obtained directly from Yahoo’s systems,” the company’s post states.

Yahoo offered users a list of tips for keeping accounts secure and said it has reset the passwords on the accounts that were affected.

Meanwhile, online domain registrar GoDaddy stepped up to admit that it played a role in a hacker stealing the Twitter handle @N from app developer Naoki Hiroshima, who has started tweeting under the name @N_is_stolen.

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