Yahoo Inc. said that Hackers Stole Data From 500 Million Yahoo Accounts in 2014. The company also believed that a “state-sponsored actor” was behind the data breach. It means there was an individual acting on behalf of a government. Yahoo also claimed that this happened in late 2014.
Hackers Stole Data From 500 Million Yahoo Accounts in 2014
According to Yahoo, names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords have been stolen by cyber thieves. However, unprotected passwords, payment card data and bank account information did not appear to have been compromised.
“The investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo’s network,”
the company said.
The FBI is aware of the intrusion and investigating the matter,”
An FBI spokesperson said.
“We take these types of breaches very seriously and will determine how this occurred and who is responsible. We will continue to work with the private sector and share information so they can safeguard their systems against the actions of persistent cyber criminals.”
Yahoo urges users to change their password and security questions. And also to review their accounts for suspicious activity.
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