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Yahoo says hackers stole info in 500 million user accounts

Posted September 22

Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday, the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company, dates back to late 2014.
   
The stolen data includes users' names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder's identity. Yahoo is blaming the hack on a "state-sponsored actor."
   
The stolen data includes users' names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder's identify.
   
Yahoo is recommending that users change their passwords if they haven't done so since 2014.

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  • James Hicks Sep 22, 4:39 p.m.
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    OH crayola! What am I going to do now?
    Oh wait, I never provided any of that information in the first place. Everything they have on file is just some random made up numbers. Thanks goodness I rarely provide real info.