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AOL breach confirmed, bigger than initially thought


Help Net Security - (International) AOL confirmed April 28 that attackers breached the company's systems and networks, leading to a significant increase in spoofed email spam from AOL Mail accounts. Around 500,000 users had their email addresses, postal addresses, address book contacts, encrypted passwords, and encrypted security questions compromised in the breach.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:20:05