Yahoo reveals biggest hack in history

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September 23, 2016
CNet News    
Posted in News, PND News

"Yahoo revealed that hackers accessed data on at least half a billion of its users in a 2014 leak. The breach exposed at least 500 million accounts' names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and, in some cases, security questions and answers, the company said Thursday. Encrypted passwords, jumbled up so only someone with the right computer code can read them, were also taken. It's one of the largest-scale attacks at a time when massive hacks have become commonplace. The internet pioneer said it's 'working closely with law enforcement' on the breach, and believe that it was from a 'state-sponsored actor,' though it did not specify what country. Yahoo is urging its users who haven't changed their passwords since 2014 to do so." (09/22/16)

https://www.cnet.com/news/yahoo-500-million-accounts-hacked-data-breach/  

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  • dL

    change your password? the freakin hack took place 2 years ago! A little late for the heads up…

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