More than 1 billion Yahoo users hacked in new security breach, company reveals

Yahoo has revealed it was the victim of another cyberattack on its users’ data.

The company said Wednesday that it has found evidence of a massive hack that occurred in the fall of 2013 and compromised personal information belonging to more than a billion of the site’s users.

Yahoo believes the breach was likely separate from the late-2014 attack it brought to light last September, in which data related to more than 500 million accounts was leaked by what the company thought to be “a state-sponsored actor.”

In this case, law enforcement officials first alerted Yahoo to files that a “third party” claimed were stolen user data. With the help of forensic experts, the company was able to confirm their authenticity but has yet to identify a corresponding intrusion, Bob Lord, Yahoo’s security head, wrote in …

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Via: Mashable: Business

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