3 Billion Yahoo User Accounts were Hacked In 2013 Data Breach


Yahoo's 2013 One Billion hack was the biggest data breach in history! Wait, Yahoo just broke its own record to announce a 3 Billion figure this time!


 Yahoo has announced that the number of accounts that were affected in the August 2013 data breach isn't 1 billion as disclosed in December last year 2016, but 3 billion accounts! which actually means that every Yahoo Mail user account at that time was hacked.

 The internet company which was recently acquired by Verizon, last year revealed that it suffered a data breach in 2013 which exposed  user account information such as telephone numbers, dates of births, names, hashed passwords (using MD5) etc. 

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According to a filing with SEC made by Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, believes that any person that had an account with Yahoo during the year 2013 was affected by the breach.

"Subsequent to Yahoo's acquisition by Verizon, and during  integration, the company recently obtained new intelligence and now believes, following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts, that all Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft."

Yahoo also notified all affected users...erm all Yahoo account holders to change their passwords immediately. 

February this year, Yahoo notified its users of another data breach that occurred between 2015 and 2016 and believed  the hack was caused by the use of forged cookie. In the hack, over 500 million accounts were affected. 

Equifax, a credit reporting service also recently suffered a massive data breach in which more than half of the US population had their private data exposed in the breach!

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2 comments:

  1. at least verizon was more honest than the original team yahoo.

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    1. Ofcourse you dont expect them to tell the world the whole truth because their value keep depreciating by the day as more news regarding these breaches emerged. This 3 Billion hack alone might have made Yahoo to ditch the whole deal.

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