1 million accounts hacked at Yahoo - yes, you read correctly

IT | Dec 5, 2016 | Master3395

Separate hack from last time - then snatched up 500 million accounts.

Yahoo received harsh criticism of being all too late to warn their users about the first hack with 500 million accounts compromised in September - now it turns out that they have been hacked again, and this time even more massively.

Yahoo - an easy target

And this time we are talking about 1 billion accounts astray. There is already talk about a total of 1.5 billion accounts that have been compromised in the database of the company that long ago was one of network-kings.

Hacken should have been done way back in August 2013, but the company has an not noticed until now. It had government assistance before Yahoo realized the drawing. Bob Lord said there is talk about hacking conducted by a nation.

Do not know how

PR for safety, Lord, said in a blog post that the company does not know how accounts this time were stolen, but that information may include names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and passwords hidden with MD5 standard - in some cases it also talk of encrypted or non-encrypted security.

Affected customers who well must be about everyone who uses a Yahoo service, now receive e-mail notification to change your password.

As if all this is not enough, the company also discovered that their secret code has been pilfered by a hacker who used the information to create their own cookies to access accounts without passwords. These persons shall also be notified by the company. Cookies are now disabled by Yahoo.

Verizon announced before September hack was revealed that they wanted to buy the company, but now require billion-off of the company. Today's unveiling is unlikely to raise the value of the distressed company.

Keywords: Yahoo, security, leak, password, md5

Sources: yahoo

Author: Master3395


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