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Yahoo data breach could be biggest known cyber attack; 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

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Friday, 23 September 2016 ()

Yahoo data breach could be biggest known cyber attack; 500 million accounts hacked in 2014Yahoo Inc said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world's biggest known cyber breach by far.

Cyber thieves may have stolen names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords,...
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News video: Yahoo to confirm big data breach - Recode

Yahoo to confirm big data breach - Recode 01:45

Yahoo is expected to confirm that a data breach has exposed several hundred million user accounts, according to Recode. Fred Katayama reports.

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