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Hacked Yahoo! data is for sale on dark web

Attackers quietly scooped up the records of more than 1 billion users, including names, birth dates, phone numbers and passwords

Vindu Goel & Nicole Perlroth | NYT 

Some time around August 2013, hackers penetrated the email system of Yahoo, one of the world’s largest and oldest providers of free email services. The attackers quietly scooped up the records of more than 1 billion users, including names, birth dates, phone numbers and passwords that were encrypted with an easily broken form of security. The intruders also obtained the security questions and backup email addresses used to reset lost passwords — valuable information for someone trying to break into other accounts owned by the same user, and particularly useful to a ...

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First Published: Fri, December 16 2016. 23:59 IST
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