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Posted on: 23 Sep 2016 

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500 million Yahoo email accounts raided!

 
 

Account records for 500 million Yahoo webmail users has been swiped. The break-in apparently occurred towards the backend of 2014, they have said that email addresses, names, dates of birth, telephone numbers and hashed passwords have been lifted. In some cases, unencrypted and encrypted security questions and answers have also been taken.

This has come about after a group calling themselves peace was selling copies of the Yahoo account database on the dark web. This was around early August 2016, Yahoo said it was aware of the claims that sensitive information was being sold online. Then recently almost 2 months later they alerted the world to the rather embarrassing security attack.

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