Yahoo has revealed in Dec 2016 that its servers had been hacked in 2013, thereby compromising the sensitive personal data of about 1 billion users.
Well, apparently this figure is actually three times higher. This week, Yahoo’s parent company, Verizon, has confirmed that an estimated 3 billion users were victims of the company’s biggest cyberattack on yahoo servers.
“After the acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon, and during the integration, the company recently gained new information and now believes, after an investigation with the help of experts, that all Yahoo accounts were affected by the hacking occurred in August 2013 “, sources say the firm.
However, in the face of such information, a reassuring message has been sent. “In 2016, Yahoo took steps to protect all accounts, including direct notification of affected users identified at that time, the need for password changes and the invalidation of unanswered security questions and answers so that they could not be used the time to access an account. Yahoo also notified users via a notice on their website, “they add.
But this great cyberattack has shaken Yahoo’s confidence in protecting the personal information of its users, not only because of the scope of the data breach but also because of the time it took Yahoo to reveal that information from its users. Users had committed.
However, “the investigation indicates that the information that was stolen did not include clear text passwords, credit card data or bank account information. Credit card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the company believes were affected. ”
Even so, if you’ve ever had a Yahoo account, it’s time to change all your passwords again. And if you do not already have an account, anyway, it is always good to know how you can better protect our email accounts.