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Over 1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in largest data breach in history

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Over 1 billion Yahoo accounts compromised in largest data breach in history

According to Yahoo, the stolen data included information such as names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords. However, passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information was not compromised.

In September, Yahoo announced that data of half a billion accounts had been compromised in what was at the time reported as the largest data breach ever. However, Yahoo says that the new breach is likely distinct from the previously reported one.

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2016-12-15 12:42

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