Yahoo admits 500 million accounts hacked



Information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts was stolen from the company in 2014, the company said Thursday, indicating it believes a state-sponsored actor was behind the hack.

The theft may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers

This is thought to be the largest data breach ever in terms of user accounts.

Approximately 1 billion people globally engage with Yahoo each month. About 250 million use Yahoo Mail, while another 81 million use Yahoo Finance and tens of millions use Yahoo Fantasy Sports. Yahoo said it was notifying potentially affected users and taking steps to secure their accounts, such as invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers. Users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 should do so, it said.

Veronica P. said
115 days ago
Change password!!!! Frequently

Jerry Q. said
2 days ago
My personal credit card has been hacked 5 times in the last two years. I think
that it has happened to me because of information that I have on m y computer. I use Yahoo. Is there a class action lawsuit against Yahoo for not protecting their customers' personal data. If there is a class action lawsuit against Yahoo how do I become a member of the lawsuit?

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