Yahoo Reports over 1 Billion user accounts breached by h*cker(s)


 Troubled tech giant Yahoo yesterday Wednesday announced another data breach carried out on over 1 billion of its users.
Also Read: Dutch Hacker who launched the biggest Cyber attack escapes Jail

  According to a blog post, Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mr Bob Lord, said that Yahoo with the aid of outside forensics discovered a data breach that was carried out on the company on August, 2013.  Mr Lord said the breach which is distinct from the September incidence affected over over 1 billion users accounts.

 "We analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensics experts and found that if appears to be Yahoo data. Based on further analysis of this data by forensics experts, we believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than 1 billion user accounts. We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. We believe this incident is likely distinct from the incident we disclosed on September 22, 2016."

 Mr Lords went further to "the stolen user account information may have included names, emails addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information."

 Yahoo has come under tongue lash for its security flaws. On Sept. 2014, over 500 million Yahoo accounts were h*cked by "state-sponsored actors" which was considered the biggest h*ck as at that time. The Same "state-sponsored actors"are still believed to be behind the data theft on Yahoo this year Sept. 2016.
Also Read: NASA Hacker to serve 99Yrs Jail term if extradited and found guilty in the U.S.

 Last week a h*cker reported a critical bug he discovered in Yahoo which allowed attackers to read anyone emails.

 On July 25, 2016, Verizon Communications Inc agreed to purchase Yahoo for $4.83 billion but the constant security issues seem to drag the deal longer than taught. The data breach attack on Yahoo means that those h*ckers who perpetrated this act had 3 whopping years of uninterrupted access to those stolen data.

;

No comments

Powered by Blogger.