Yahoo Confirm 500 millions account Hacked

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Recently back in August, a hacker going by the moniker ‘Peace’ claimed he’s allegedly selling private information of over 200 million Yahoo accounts. The stolen data purportedly included birthdates, usernames, passwords and in some cases, details about email backups.

Yahoo is investigating on this incident and have confirmed about the breach. The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected.

Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen. Yahoo is also working with law enforcement regarding this.

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Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts. These steps include invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account and asking potentially affected users to change their passwords. Yahoo is also recommending that users who haven’t changed their passwords since 2014 do so.

Yahoo asking users to use  Yahoo Simple Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password altogether. It also encourage users to change their passwords and security questions, also review their accounts for suspicious activity.

Online intrusion and data theft is increasing day by day in technology industry. Yahoo and other companies is taking serious security measures to detect and notify users for any suspicious activity. 

The company further recommends that users avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails and that they be cautious of unsolicited communications that ask for personal information.
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