The Yahoo hack occurred in 2013 is bigger than originally stated, Verizon confirmed that all 3 Billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in the attack.
The Yahoo hack occurred in 2013, the biggest known data breach suffered by a tech company, is bigger than originally stated.
Verizon Communications, which acquired Yahoo for $4.48 billion in June, announced on Tuesday that the 2013 Yahoo hack affected all three billion of company user accounts.
Last year, Yahoo declared that the incident affected one billion accounts, and it wasn’t the unique incident suffered by the company. In 2014, hackers accessed 500 million accounts in a separate security breach.
Attackers accessed names, birth dates, phone numbers, security questions, backup email addresses and passwords of Yahoo, a gift for hackers that could use the same data to access any other account owned by Yahoo users that share same credentials. Unfortunately, the hashed passwords were protected with a weak algorithm that was very easy to crack.
The 2013 Yahoo hack influenced the deal to acquire Yahoo in June and had a significant impact on the price of the acquisition., it’s very strange that the real extent of the incident was disclosed only now.