Data breach leaks details of half a billion Yahoo accounts

Data breach leaks details of half a billion Yahoo accounts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown.The breach, disclosed Thursday and dating back to late 2014, is the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company.The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder’s identity.Yahoo is blaming the hack on a “state-sponsored actor.”The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an account-holder’s identity.Yahoo is recommending that users change their passwords if they haven’t done so since 2014. by Tom Ross Posted Sep 22, 2016 1:06 pm MDT FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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