A security statement was released by Yahoo today Dec 14 telling people all over the world that one billion user accounts were hacked, with passwords, mobile and landline numbers, emails read that could have had sensitive information within, and dates of birth.
Yahoo though said no credit or debit card information was taken as they say “It is not stored on the same system”
This gigantic hack took place back in 2013 but was only revealed today, the figure released does not include the recent hack of over five hundred million accounts.
Yahoo are putting some of the blame of the hacking down to a ‘State sponsored’ actor for the 2013 hack and the recent incident.
The US company that could well be taken over by Verizon said “We are notifying potentially affected users and have taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords.
“We have also invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.
“With respect to the cookie forging activity, we invalidated the forged cookies and hardened our systems to secure them against similar attacks.
“We continuously enhance our safeguards and systems that detect and prevent unauthorized access to user accounts.”
You can view the full statement from Yahoo HERE