Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Sep 2016 22:34 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption

We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected. Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen and the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network. Yahoo is working closely with law enforcement on this matter.

That's a big hack.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Savior on Fri 23rd Sep 2016 05:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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My first thought was: "does that company still exist?"

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