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Yahoo issues new security warning to users

For potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016

AP | PTI  |  London 

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva
A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle, 30 km (19 miles) east of Geneva

is warning of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016.

It's the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.

It's not clear how many were affected by the malicious activity, which involved the use of forged cookies — strings of data which can be used to allow people to access online accounts without re-entering their passwords.

said in a statement issued today that its investigation "has identified user accounts for which we believe forged cookies were taken or used. is in the process of notifying all potentially affected account holders."

The company declined to say how many people were potentially affected.

First Published: Thu, February 16 2017. 04:55 IST
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