1 Billion Breached, 2nd Yahoo Hack

Yahoo 1 Billion Users Breached

UPDATE 10/5/2017: In 2016, Yahoo confirmed that its 2013 data breach affected 1 billion accounts – making it the largest data breach in history. Unfortunately, the company confirmed today that all Yahoo accounts were affected, bringing the number closer to 3 billion. 

Yahoo’s breach compromised email, Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr accounts. The news comes after the company received new information that revealed more accounts were impacted than originally reported.  Continue reading

Yahoo Data Breach Affects 500 Million Users

UPDATE 10/04/2016: According to Tech Times, a former Yahoo executive (who has remained anonymous in reports) stated that the Yahoo data breach may have compromised more users than the company originally reported. Initial reports put the number of affected users at around 500 million, but the former Yahoo executive says that the number could be between 1 and 3 billion.

Furthermore, Yahoo originally reported that the attack was most likely carried out by a “state-sponsored group.” But after a lack of evidence and a closer analysis of the behavioral traits of this attack, experts believe that the breach was more likely orchestrated by criminals. 

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