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Old 23. Sep 2016, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Yahoo says hackers stole information from about 500 million users in 2014 in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.

Although the attacks were made 2 years ago, it was swept under the rug and the full-scale of the attack has just been disclosed to the public. The data taken includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords.

Yahoo recommended all users should change their passwords if they had not done so since 2014.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37447016
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Old 23. Sep 2016, 09:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They should have come out with this that time only. They have put the accounts of several million users at risk. What's the use of telling users to change passwords now, when the breach occurred 2 years ago?

Not good, Yahoo, not good.
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Old 23. Sep 2016, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I came across this article;

http://www.prweek.com/article/140986...blic-sympathy?

There's a link at the beginning to a Q&A page for anyone who might be affected, it's here;

https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/SL...pressions=true

Might be of help to someone.

I just think these people are unscrupulous and keep a lid on such issues for as long as possible because they know the impact will damage them financially. That's the bottom line.

It won't affect me, I have no accounts with them but you never know when the next security breach will happen to a company you do have an account with. You just have to keep your fingers crossed and hope that if and when it does happen then the company concerned acts quickly and are more upfront, honest and open about it than Yahoo have been.
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Old 23. Sep 2016, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've quite honestly grown a dislike for Yahoo for many other things they've done in the past, and well, this doesn't help. C'mon, Yahoo, you can't wait two years with stuff like this.
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Old 15. Dec 2016, 06:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And it has happened again. Back in 2013, and 1 billion accounts this time.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38324527
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Old 16. Dec 2016, 09:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What is worrying is not that it happened, but that it has taken an investigation into the company for a different reason to bring it to light.
It makes you wonder what else is being hidden!!
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