From NBC News: You’ve Got Hacked: AOL Confirms ‘Significant Number’ of Mail Users Hit
Excerpts from the article by Julianne Pepitone include:
AOL has released more details about a major hack of AOL Mail this month, in which users’ accounts were compromised to send out spam messages.
The company is still investigating the breach, but AOL confirmed in a company blog post Monday that “there was unauthorized access to information regarding a significant number of user accounts.”
Thankfully, no financial details appear to be affected. But hackers did access a trove of personal data including AOL users’ email addresses, mailing addresses, contacts, encrypted passwords, encrypted answers to security questions used for resetting passwords, and some employee information.