Yahoo Admits 1 Billion Accounts Compromised in Discovered Data Breach
Yahoo has announced that “more than one billion end user accounts” may have recently been stolen by hackers during an attack that required the place in August 2013, according to a press release.
This really is an individual hack than the one that Yahoo announced in September. The month of September, in which as many as 500 million accounts were compromised.
With a billion accounts at risk, that would make this the largest breach of all time – bigger than the Myspace infringement of 360 million consumer accounts and 427 million passwords.
“The company is not able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft, ” Yahoo says.