Yahoo Admits New Hack of 1 Billion Accounts

The massive breach, separate from the hack of 500 million accounts announced last September, may include everything from names, email addresses and telephone numbers to birthdays and MD5 hashed passwords.“Yahoo believes an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts,” Yahoo’s chief information security officer Bob Lord wrote. “The company has not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016.”The company says it’s in the process of notifying potentially affected users while taking steps to secure accounts through required password changes.

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