“One billion” users are reported to have been affected in another new Yahoo hack, making it the second largest data exposure revealed at the company this year following their previous breach announced in September.
500 million users had their names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, hashed passwords, and security questions and answers exposed following a previous breach of the company announced in September. Yahoo later revealed that they had known about the hack as early as 2014, however didn’t inform users until two years later.
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According to the BBC, Yahoo has confirmed that an “unauthorised third party” has stolen user data, including names, emails, dates of birth, and phone numbers. Bank and payment details were not taken, says Yahoo.
Yahoo advises users to change their passwords and security questions.