Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

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  • Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

    Yes, the news is true some 500 million Yahoo user accounts were stolen and Still Yahoo is working with law enforcement in an investigation of the attack. This announcement was done when Yahoo was about to sell its operating business to Verizon for $5 billion in cash. Yahoo account information includes names, email, phone no, DOB, hashed password and security questions/answer.

  • Yahoo Ongoing investigation

    Yahoo Ongoing investigation

    Ongoing investigation proved that stolen information doesn’t include Payment card account information, unprotected passwords or any other bank details. Yahoo came to know when users of Yahoo reported a password changes email over the past 24 hours. This drama officially began unfolding publicly back in August month when a hacker named as Peace who started selling online by advertising some 200 million Yahoo user credentials. 

  • Who is responsible?

    Who is responsible?

    The Peace named hacker might have done the same with the Stolen LinkedIn and MySpace credentials. So it’s possible that both those cyber-attacks incidents are done separately and it’s also possible that both attacks are done by separate hackers as the two don’t quite match up. There may be chances of hacking as yahoo’s dealing with Alibaba for instance so that might interest Chinese nation so this guys might be from Chinese Organization. 

  • What Experts Says?

    What Experts Says?

    However, Yahoo has confounded some experts, so it would take nearly 2 months to confirm. But the good news is that some of the stolen yahoo account data was encrypted says Jason Hart, Vice President.  Yet Yahoo has no evidence which nation state hackers are still resident in its network.

  • What for Now?

    What for Now?

    Yahoo has recommends users to change password and security questions and answer. Along with Yahoo says to the Yahoo users that they should review their accounts for suspicious activity. Stay cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for any personal info or refer them to a web page asking for personal information. Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails. 

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

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