Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yahoo Had 500 Million Accounts Breached in 2014 And Are Just Now Telling Us About It.

Good Lord, you would think something as big as that outfit would have top of the line security.You would also think they would have figured out that they got hacked two fucking years ago.

Sigh, time to go change my password at yet another place. I have a secondary Email account there that I use for crap that I don't want to deal with constantly like on line games and such.

Yahoo says 500 million accounts stolen

Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) confirmed on Thursday data "associated with at least 500 million user accounts" have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.
The company said it believes a "state-sponsored actor" was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government. The breach is said to have occurred in late 2014.
"The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers," Yahoo said in a statement.
Yahoo urges users to change their password and security questions and to review their accounts for suspicious activity.
The silver lining for users -- if there is one -- is that sensitive financial data like bank account numbers and credit card data are not believed to be included in the stolen information, according to Yahoo.
Yahoo says it is working with law enforcement on the breach.
A large-scale data breach was first rumored in August when a hacker who goes by the name of "Peace" claimed to be selling data from 200 million Yahoo users online. The same hacker has previously claimed to sell stolen accounts from LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30) and MySpace.
Yahoo originally said it was "aware of a claim" and was investigating the situation. Nearly two months later, it turns out the situation is even worse.

It's like getting robbed and then two years later finding your stuff for sale in a pawn shop.


  1. Well shit...

    At least I don't use that account for business.

  2. so now do you yahoo or scream?


    1. Any email account is susceptible. That's why you keep copies of your data, addresses and change your password OFTEN.


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