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Hackers have stolen data of 500 Million users from Yahoo

Hackers have stolen the data of 500 Million users from Yahoo

Hackers have stolen data from 500 Million users from Yahoo

Hackers have stolen the data of 500 Million users from Yahoo

 

Hackers have stolen the data of 500 Million users from Yahoo, information which includes their names, email addresses and "unencrypted security questions and answers". At this time all Yahoo users are urged to change their passwords. 

This hack took place in 2014 and has only now been made public with Yahoo stating that no credit card details have been stolen. Yahoo also says that they believe that this hack has been state-sponsored, though at this time they have not named which country that they believe are responsible.   

 

  Hackers have stolen data from 500 Million users from Yahoo  

In the UK both Sky and BT use Yahoo to host their email services, with both companies urging their customers to change their passwords as they may be affected by this breach. Yahoo is behind all of Sky's email accounts whereas only a "minority" of BT customers use Yahoo mail. BT is currently carrying out its own investigation to find out whether or not their users are affected. 

 

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23-09-2016, 07:43:53

TalllPaul
Why have they waited 2 years before reporting this? Surely all compromised accounts could have been accessed on numerous occasions since it happened.Quote

23-09-2016, 07:48:42

WYP
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Originally Posted by TalllPaul View Post
Why have they waited 2 years before reporting this? Surely all compromised accounts could have been accessed on numerous occasions since it happened.
Remember this from last month?

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/stor..._data_breach/1

I don't know why, but these late reactions are really bad for us end users. I don't want my data being left out there for two years insecure.Quote
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