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Yahoo revealed another hack, makes the largest in history look insignificant

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2016 14:01 User comments (2)

Yahoo revealed another hack, makes the largest in history look insignificant Yahoo released a statement yesterday saying again that its servers have been hacked. This time unauthorized third party was able to collect data from up to one billion user accounts.
In September Yahoo revealed that in 2012 its service was hacked and data from as many as 500 million users had leaked. At that point it was considered the largest hack in history.

Now it was surpassed by another attack that gave hackers access to user data including usernames, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

According to Yahoo this attack was done in August 2013 and no credit card information was leaked. The company said that credit card information are stored on a different server.

Yahoo is currently in talks with Verizon about its acquisition. One can see Verizon second-guessing that deal especially after this second revealment.

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2 user comments

116.12.2016 10:31
hearme0
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Sad! Pathetic!


Yahoo! would be better off closing doors and ridding us of their shitty search results PLAGUED by illegit ads to fund their ongoing nonsense that has become irrelevant in recent years.

R.I.P. Yahoo!

218.12.2016 12:37

Yeah, about all Yahoo is good for is providing funding to keep mozilla running (they pay heavily to be the default search engine). I've been told they are good for stocks too, but I don't do much trading and when I do trading I prefer other platforms for news and numbers and don't use a ticker. The amazing thing is that people still use them for email, in huge numbers. I'd honestly feel safer using a service provided by the CCP at this point.

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