Wednesday December 14, 2016

Yahoo: 1B Accounts Exposed In Newly Discovered Security Breach

You have to wonder what the hell Verizon is thinking right about now. It's not like Yahoo has ever been the most competent company on the planet but setting a record for the largest breach in history is mind-blowing.

Yahoo Inc warned it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The number of affected accounts was double the scope of an attack in 2014 that the internet company disclosed in September. News of that attack, which affected at least 500 million accounts, prompted Verizon Communication Inc (VZ.N) to say in October that it might withdraw from an agreement to buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion.