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AOL Subscriber Data Stolen: You've Got Pwned

Change passwords and security questions now, AOL warns subscribers. For everyone else, treat all emails from AOL addresses with suspicion.

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Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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4/30/2014 | 4:20:47 PM
AIM?
Mat, was AIM also affected by this breach?
securityaffairs
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securityaffairs,
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4/30/2014 | 4:27:33 PM
Re: AIM?
I'm waiting for further information on the real extension of the data breach. I'm afraid that the number of affected accounts could be impressive, in this case let's be prepared for a series of further attacks which will exploit the stolen/spoofed identities.

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Mathew
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Mathew,
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5/1/2014 | 5:02:03 AM
Re: AIM?
Great question. I'm not an AOL user, but according to the company's website, AIM users can sign into their account using their AOL password. So the short answer is: Yes.

In terms of bigger-picture questions about exactly what type of encryption (and if password hashes were salted, and so on) AOL might have used, AOL has yet to provide those details. (Stay tuned.)
JyotiS948
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JyotiS948,
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11/2/2015 | 3:35:17 AM
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