Webmail provider resets passwords after hackers attack

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 01/31 2014 10:36AM

Updated 01/31 2014 10:40AM

If you're a Yahoo Mail user, you might want to be on the lookout for a password reset notification.

Yahoo has announced Friday that it detected a "coordinated effort" to access some email accounts.

Company officials say it did not appear that the attackers had breached Yahoo servers to collect information, but rather had logged in to a number of accounts using data collected from "a third party database."

No word on how many accounts were affected but if you were affected should have received a text or email at a backup address saying their password has been reset.

If you didn't have a secondary mode of notification attached to your Yahoo Mail account, try to log in if your password works, you weren't affected but should probably change it just in case. If it didn't, you should contact Yahoo and see about getting your access restored.

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