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Yahoo: All Our 3 Billion Users Were Hacked
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 02:15:16 PM »
Yahoo: All Our 3 Billion Users Were Hacked
4 October 2017, 11:33 am

The Yahoo hack saga continues, this time with more information provided by the company itself, who reckoned in a statement that more users were actually hacked in 2013 than it previously revealed.

Yahoo said in September 2016 that 500 million accounts got hacked in 2013 as part of what it described as a state-sponsored attack, albeit absolutely no specifics on the hacking group or the country behind the breach were provided.

Yahoo, however, released an updated statement in December to bump the figure to 1 billion, saying that it discovered evidence that twice as many accounts were hacked than it initially thought.

3 billion accounts compromised

And now the company returns with another statement, revealing that its original investigation actually pointed to a wrong number. So the hack didn’t affect 500 million or 1 billion accounts, but 3 billion records, which represented the entire userbase of Yahoo at that time. This means that all Yahoo users ... (read more)

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