Yahoo: Biggest User Hack In History

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Yahoo: Biggest User Hack In History

The largest known hack of user data in history just tripled in size. In August of 2013, Yahoo suffered a massive data breach which affected 1 billion user accounts, but the hack wasn’t disclosed until December 2016!

The 2013 hack exposed user account information, including: names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of births, hashed passwords and in some cases, unencrypted security questions and answers.

Yahoo has just announced that if you have EVER had an email account on Yahoo, then you were part of the infamous data breach!

Apparently the record-breaking breach affected every user on its service, a total of 3 Billion people!

Yahoo is now assuring users that the stolen data doesn't include "payment card data, or bank account info." But if for whatever reason you did not change your password last year after the disclosure of this massive breach, you should now change your passwords immediately and enable two-factor authentication (2FA).

If you’re thinking F%CK it, "I’m just gonna delete my Yahoo account", I hate to break it you but deleting your Yahoo account is not a good idea, as Yahoo recycles deleted accounts after 30 days, which would allow anyone to hijack it.

So, even if you don't want to use your Yahoo account, just enable 2FA and leave it alone! Forever..


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