AOL security breach

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Posted: Apr 28, 2014 7:58 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Apr 28, 2014 7:58 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: AOL, security breach, "spoofed", email

NEW YORK- AOL says it was hit by hackers and email addresses,postal addresses, address books, encrypted passwords and encrypted questions of users may have been exposed. Plus, some employee information may have been exposed.

AOL says it may be the work of "spoofing" which is a technique used by spammers to make an email look like its from someone the recipient knows to trick them into opening it.

The company says private information of a "significant number" of its email users could have been affected.

AOL admits about 2-percent of the emails in its accounts are "spoofed" and its investigation is still underway.

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