Yahoo says 3 billion accounts hacked: Yahoo announced that the huge data breach in August 2013 affected every user on its service that’s all three billion users accounts and up from the initial one billion figure Yahoo initially reported. Since disclosing the hack, Yahoo continued to add more numbers of accounts compromised, but announcement makes it clear that if you had a Yahoo email account, you were part of the breach.Yahoo said last December that data from more than 1 billion accounts was compromised in 2013, the largest of a series of thefts that forced yahoo to cut the price of its assets in sale to Verizon. Yahoo said recently obtained new intelligence showed all users accounts had been affected.The company said the investigation indicated that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text. payment card data, or bank account information. but the information was protected with outdated, easy to crack encryption, according to the academic experts, It also include security questions and backup email addresses, which could easier to break into other accounts held by the users.In the month the following announcement, the US department of Justice charged Russian officials for state sponsored crime relating to a separate Yahoo hack in 2014, with more lawsuits approved by a US District judge in San Jose, CA Potentially forthcoming.Many Yahoo users have multiple accounts, so far fewer than 3 billion were affected but the thefts rank as the largest to date, and a costly one for the internet pioneer. Verizon in February lowered its original offer by $350 million for Yahoo assets in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. Some lawyers asked whether Verizon would look for a new opportunity to address the price.
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