Yahoo! Caught In Hack Attack Again

December 15, 2016

Another hack of Yahoo! has been disclosed, the internet conglomerate has announced.

The BBC is reporting that names, addresses, eMail addresses and passwords of around one billion accounts were accessed and stolen, dating as far back as 2013. This is in addition to the admission made in September that 500 million accounts dating back to 2014 had been compromised. This would mean a rumoured total of around 1.5 billion vulnerable accounts.

Users have, of course, been advised to change their passwords of all relevant and associated accounts but this could not have come at a worse time for Yahoo!; not only are they currently investigating the source of the 2014 leak as noted in September but they are also in negotiations about a takeover by US telecom firm Verizon.