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New investigation into Yahoo 2013 data breach reveals that all 3 billion user accounts were compromised

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Oct
2017
New investigation into Yahoo 2013 data breach reveals that all 3 billion user accounts were compromised

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Verizon-owned Yahoo this week revealed to users that the scale of its widely covered 2013 data breach is much bigger than previously estimated.

In 2013, a hack targeting Internet giant Yahoo ended up exposing account information of upwards of 1 billion users – a conclusion the company came to after years of investigations – including names, email addresses, hashed passwords, birthdays, phone numbers, and even “encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers” in some cases.

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