Half A Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked

Half A Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked


I HAVE TO GO, GOODBYE. NOT TO CBS 4 NEWS CONSUMER ALERT SERIES 1 WHAT THE BE THE LARGEST HACK IN HISTORY, 500 MILLION YAHOO EMAIL ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN BREACHED. CBS 4 HANNAH DANIELS LIVE FROM NEW YORK THIS MORNING , WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HECK? (INDISCERNIBLE) COULD BE THE BIGGEST DIGITAL BREAK AND OF ANY –. Reporter: COULD BE THE BIGGEST DIGITAL BREAK IN FROM ANY EMAIL PROVIDER. THE COMPANY HAS NOT SAID WHEN IT FIRST LEARNED ABOUT THE MASSIVE DATA BREACH BUT ADMITS THE HACK HAPPENED IN 2014 BY AN UNIDENTIFIED STATE-SPONSORED ACTOR. THAT USUALLY MEANS SOMEONE PAID BY A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT AGENCY. ALTHOUGH YAHOO IS NOTHING WHICH GOVERNMENT THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE FBI. STOLEN INFORMATION INCLUDED NAMES, EMAIL ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE, BIRTHDAYS, AND IN SOME CASES UNENCRYPTED SECURITY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AND USED TO VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY THAT YAHOO SAYS THE HACK DOES NOT APPEAR TO INCLUDE CREDIT CARDS OR BANK INFORMATION. I KNOW PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THIS LETTER A BECAUSE IT’S FREE AND THEY HAVE UNLIMITED STORAGE SO IF YOU HAVE A YAHOO ACCOUNT, WHAT YOU — SHOULD YOU DO? IT’S ALSO YAHOO FINANCE, YAHOO SPORTS, IT AFFECTS A LOT OF PEOPLE. THE ADVICE YOU GET ALL THE TIME IF YOU HAVE IT, CHANGE THE PASSWORD ESPECIALLY SINCE 2014 NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO DO JUST THAT. THAT INCLUDES CHANGING YOUR SECURITY QUESTIONS AS WELL THE COMPANY IS NOTIFYING AFFECTED CUSTOMERS AND URGE USERS TO MONITOR THEIR ACCOUNTS CLOSELY

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