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Windows 7: Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hit by 2013 hack

03 Oct 2017   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hit by 2013 hack

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The web giant, now owned by Verizon, disclosed the theft of 500 million records in September 2016, only to reveal in December a separate theft of one billion records.

"Based on an analysis of the information with the assistance of outside forensic experts, Yahoo has determined that all accounts that existed at the time of the August 2013 theft were likely affected," Yahoo disclosed Tuesday after the market closed.

"It is important to note that, in connection with Yahoo's December 2016 announcement of the August 2013 theft, Yahoo took action to protect all accounts. The company required all users who had not changed their passwords since the time of the theft to do so," the statement read.

The company still hasn't said who is behind what it claims is a state-sponsored attack, nor which state may have sponsored the hackers...


Read more: Yahoo says all 3 billion accounts hit by 2013 hack | ZDNet


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04 Oct 2017   #2
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Was a good thing I change my PWD then.

Call me suspicious or paranoid, whenever I hear of a site hack the first thing I do is change the PWD.
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04 Oct 2017   #3
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

3 billion Yahoo accounts? That's almost half the number of people in the whole world!

Of course, a lot of people have a Yahoo email account that they use as their junk email account.
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04 Oct 2017   #4
z3r010

 

2.8 billion of them will belong to spammers.
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04 Oct 2017   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I have a yahoo account and although a fan of Monty Python I have the account to run my Flickr account which at the time I created mine was the only way to get on Flickr

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