Yahoo confirmed Thursday that hackers broke into the company’s network and stole the login information of about 450,000 individuals who use Yahoo as well as other popular Internet e-mail services, including Google Inc.’s Gmail, AOL, Verizon.net, and MSN. The hacker group, which calls itself D33D, broke into a list of the e-mail addresses and passwords of people signed up for the Yahoo Contributor Network, a place for budding writers, photographers, and videographers to publish their work on the Internet.
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