Yahoo on Thursday announced that hackers had stolen and published more than 400,000 of its email users' login names and passwords. The breach affected other email providers as well, including Google, AOL, and Microsoft. The theft is considered a major embarrassment for Yahoo, with security experts saying the site should be far better at protecting its user data. Yahoo says it is helping users change their passwords and notifying companies whose user accounts may have been compromised.
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