Thursday, September 22, 2016

Netiquette IQ Security Alert For 9/22/2016 - Yahoo Confirms 500 Million Accounts Hacked in Massive Data Breach



 









Yahoo Confirms 500 Million Accounts Hacked in Massive Data Breach

Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Internet giant Yahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach affecting at least 500 million user accounts. "We have confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor," wrote Bob Lord, the company's chief information security officer. "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." Lord said an ongoing investigation suggests that the stolen information didn't include unprotected passwords, payment card data or bank account information. The company is notifying all affected users via email, asking them to change their passwords and adopt alternate means of account verification. The breach may have major implications for Sunnyvale-based Yahoo, whose core business is in the process of being acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion.
https://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/150781911849/an-important-message-about-yahoo-user-security
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