Yahoo Data Breach Affects Millions
A Yahoo data breach from 2014 has finally caught up to the company. Yahoo acknowledge that over 500 million users may have been affected.
Technology company Yahoo has confirmed user account information that may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and security questions was stolen from 500 million Yahoo user accounts by “a state-sponsored actor” in a massive data breach in late 2014.
A message about Yahoo user security posted by Yahoo Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord indicates an ongoing investigation has found the stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information. Yahoo is taking these actions to protect users: