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Yahoo New Hack: 1 Billion Accounts Including Names, Emails, Telephone and Birth Dates

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10:11 am on Dec 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo was hit with another hack in August 2013 of over 1 billion accounts including names, emails, telephone numbers, and birth dates, although Yahoo says no credit card details were stolen as they are on a different system. The theft may also include unencrypted security questions.

Yahoo says users should visit the Safety Center [safety.yahoo.com...]

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For the latest news on the issue, see Yahoo's Security notice December 14, 2016 [help.yahoo.com...]

Previous data breach coverage
Yahoo Investigates if Some Employees Knew About Data Breach in 2014 [webmasterworld.com]

Can it get any worse for Yahoo?
10:28 am on Dec 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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...including Names, Emails, Telephone and Birth Dates
Birth Dates...? How could they let this happen!
10:35 am on Dec 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yes, this is really bad, and will haunt Yahoo's users for many years as the data is trawled through and used, building profiles of people for identity theft.
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Wait a second 2013 ! We are in 2016 about 2017!
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It's a good thing I use false identities for most things that don't need my life story.
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>Wait a second 2013 ! We are in 2016 about 2017!

Yes, and it's only just been revealed. It's shocking in many respects.
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I see this as being a lot like the last "hack" by the time Yahoo informed users it was so late for anything to be done about it. Any harm will already have been done. Almost 4 years to report a data leak on this scale is far to long.

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Then they go through the whole 9 yards about changing your passwords and other login security.

Because when it comes to a 2013 hack, time is of the essence!
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I agree super70s, and it seems they may not even have noticed the hack. It's shameful for a Net-based business, imho.

The moment the data is taken it'll be used for something, and even if it's just a phone number it can be useful to scammers to make calls. I know from experience that the phone scammers will keep coming years after the hack.
1:32 am on Dec 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Wait. Anyone seriously has a real birthday and a real phone on their Yahoo account?

Other than 1/1/1971 and 123-123-1234 or some similar.

I am shocked. People don't learn.