Yahoo! parent company Verizon stated in that each one three billion of Yahoo!’s accounts have been hacked, up from the unique figure of 1 billion.
Now part of Verizon subsidiary Oath, together with AOL, Yahoo stated in that each one of its members have been affected by the Aug. 2013 knowledge theft.
The company made the findings after just lately acquiring new intelligence, together with an investigation from outside forensic specialists.
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Last yr, the company “took action to protect all accounts, together with directly notifying impacted users identified at the time, requiring password changes & invalidating unencrypted safety questions & answers in order in that they might not be used to access an account. Yahoo additionally notified users via a notice on its web site.”
Verizon acquired the core internet operations of Yahoo! for $four.5 billion, $250 million lower than the unique supply, 'cause of the hacks. Despite the extra disclosure, Verizon stated it was nonetheless dedicated to Yahoo!, in addition to keeping the security & safety of its users as a top prioroity.
“Verizon is dedicated to the very best standards of accountability & transparency, & we proactively work to make sure the security & safety of our users & networks in an evolving landscape of on-line threats,” stated Chandra McMahon, Chief Info Safety Officer, Verizon in a blog post. “Our funding in Yahoo is permitting in that team to continue to take vital steps to enhance their safety, in addition to benefit from Verizon’s experience & resources.”
Verizon officially closed on the Yahoo! acquisition on Jun. 13, 2017.
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