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Yahoo reveals new hack affecting more than 1bn users

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 15 December 16

Troubled Internet company says profile information was stolen probably in August 2013, but it doesn't know how.

Yahoo late on Wednesday revealed details of a fresh cyber attack affecting more than 1 billion users. The troubled Internet company said someone hacked into its network in August 2013 and stole names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Yahoo said the new attack was identified based on an analysis of data obtained by law enforcement investigating claims by a hacker in July that they had accessed Yahoo user data…

Yahoo late on Wednesday revealed details of a fresh cyber attack affecting more than 1 billion users. The troubled Internet company said someone hacked into its network in August 2013 and stole names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Yahoo said the new attack was identified based on an analysis of data obtained by law enforcement investigating claims by a hacker in July that they had accessed Yahoo user data…

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