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Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack affecting 1 billion users

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posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 08:47 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company's own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history.

The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than a year before a separate hack that Yahoo announced nearly three months ago . That breach affected at least 500 million users, which had been the most far-reaching hack until the latest revelation.

Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack affecting 1 billion users

Podesta's gmail account being hacked had nothing on this.

1 BILLION!?!? users hacked?

Better buckle up folks, this could be B.A.D.

Is this the digital 9/11 which will bring the over-legislated Internet to us?

Mind you, this took place back in 2013, but is only now being announced. If you've used Yahoo for anything, it's likely on the darknet right now available to anyone who has the interest and ability to acquire said anything.




posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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It's a NET , a WEB ... don't we all want to be caught ?


Yahoo probably sold the data , and realized with current events being what they are ... wouldn't be able to hide it much longer .



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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Yeah, I use Yahoo and am not happy about this, although I didn't get an email from Yahoo stating my account was compromised so either I'm very lucky or Yahoo is very slow sending emails. I guess over a billion emails being sent could take some time.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:02 PM
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I got a notice for this. I wonder if Yahoo can be sued over this.


NOTICE OF DATA BREACH Dear ****, We are writing to inform you about a data security issue that may involve your Yahoo account information. We have taken steps to secure your account and are working closely with law enforcement. What Happened? Law enforcement provided Yahoo in November 2016 with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. We analyzed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, we believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with a broader set of user accounts, including yours. We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. We believe this incident is likely distinct from the incident we disclosed on September 22, 2016. What Information Was Involved? The stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Not all of these data elements may have been present for your account. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system we believe was affected. What We Are Doing We are taking action to protect our users: We are requiring potentially affected users to change their passwords. We invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account. We continuously enhance our safeguards and systems that detect and prevent unauthorized access to user accounts. What You Can Do We encourage you to follow these security recommendations: Change your passwords and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which you used the same or similar information used for your Yahoo account. Review all of your accounts for suspicious activity. Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails. Additionally, please consider using Yahoo Account Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password on Yahoo altogether. For More Information For more information about this issue and our security resources, please visit the Yahoo Security Issues FAQs page available at yahoo.com... Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen our defenses. Sincerely, Bob Lord Chief Information Security Officer Yahoo



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Hillaryclinton@yahoo.com

2nd...



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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Didn't sign up until I got conned into fantasy football this year.....I told them it would be the death of me!



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

When did you get this notice?

I'm seeing it at this link.
edit on 14-12-2016 by jadedANDcynical because: added link



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: Slakecontagia

“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly;
“’Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”




posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

People still use Yahoo?

Seriously though I left Yahell for a reason, and that was their shoddy security.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Your yahoo name is **** ?

That's my password. What's going on !!! Oo



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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Probably not because let's face it, nothing on the internet is secure. But even if we did sue and we won how much monies would we get, you know since there are over a billion of us? Probably not enough to buy a candy bar. I'm sure Yahoo would just go bankrupt and call it a day.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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When I supported Trump they told us Putin would knock this crap off. Enough already. Launch the nukes!!



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

When did you get this notice?

I'm seeing it at this link.


I got it at 3:28pm pacific time today.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:36 PM
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Ok, so your information may have been compromised by this event and you were notified prior to the time on the news article?

I did check and I don't have a similar notice.

Yet.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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fwiw...

I just checked an old yahoo email account that I don't use anymore (the address got spam flashed).

The security message came in at 6:30pm today.

They are nuts.

Good thing I used a fake name when I set the thing up.




posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 09:46 PM
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Good thing I have never used Yahoo , huh ?
Count me out of the One Billion Served....



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Haha can be sued for this?

Quick rich compliant?



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 10:10 PM
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I think I heard that Hillary and the DNC are going to say it was the Russians looking for a bunch of yahoo's to sway an election. .....oh they want deplorables. yahoo's are a little different I think



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 10:44 PM
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Well that is what happen with technology, is no one hundred percent secure.

I am glad that I don't use yahoo, have no account with facebook and never have used tweeter.



posted on Dec, 14 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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You can Yahoo my deplorables until the Gateways come home....

Just don't google my poodle and tell me it's raining.

~meathead



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