04 October 2017

Yahoo's 2013 hack impacted all of it's 3 billion accounts

Last year Yahoo (now part of Oath along with AOL after its acquisition by Verizon) announced that back in 2013, hackers had stolen info covering over one billion of its accounts. 

Today, the combined company announced that further investigation reveals the 2013 hack affected all of its accounts that existed at the time: about three billion

The information taken "may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers."

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