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Yahoo: 32 Million Accounts Accessed via Cookie Forging Attack
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 01:53:28 PM »
Yahoo: 32 Million Accounts Accessed via Cookie Forging Attack
2 March 2017, 11:37 am

Yahoo's cookie forging incident affected about 32 million users, the company admitted. 

An unauthorized third party accessed the company's proprietary code and learned how to forge cookies. Yahoo believes this is the same actor that caused the 2014 data breach. 

"The outside forensic experts have identified approximately 32 million user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were used or taken in 2015 and 2016," Yahoo discloses in its annual report filed with the SEC. 

Although the incident was well-known and the company even admitted that high-level execs were aware of what had happened in previous years... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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