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Yahoo said to reveal data hack that affects “hundreds of millions” of users

by Todd Haselton | September 22, 2016September 22, 2016 6:00 am PST


Yahoo will reportedly soon fess up to a massive data breach that affects hundreds of millions of its users, Re/code said on Thursday. If it sounds scary, that’s because it is.

Hackers appear to have gained information on 200 million Yahoo accounts, which Re/code says have been up for sale on the dark web. News of the hack first came to light this summer, but it wasn’t clear if the attack was legitimate or if users really had anything to worry about.

We do, though, especially if you had a user account around 2012. The hack appears to involve accounts that were still active at that time.

Yahoo hasn’t discussed the breach yet. This is bad news. We’ll let you know what comes of it.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...