Thursday, September 22, 2016

FW: Breaking News: Yahoo said 500 million accounts were hacked in 2014, possibly by a "state-sponsored actor." It urged users to review their accounts.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:05 PM EDT

In a statement, Yahoo said user information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and in some cases security questions — was compromised in 2014 by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor." It did not name the country involved.
The company said it was working with law enforcement officials, and resetting passwords and security questions. It encouraged users to review their online accounts for suspicious activity and to watch out for suspicious emails.

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