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Joke: 1,000 million accounts are stolen from Yahoo and he finds out 3 years later

Joke: 1,000 million accounts are stolen from Yahoo and he finds out 3 years later

Joke: 1,000 million accounts are stolen from Yahoo and he finds out 3 years later

It is not a joke, Yahoocomunic a few hours ago a new breach of security in its service, becoming the biggest hack in history: 1 billion user accounts affected.

Does this story sound familiar to you? Indeed, just a few months ago the bomb went off: Yahoo was facing the leak of more than 500 million accounts, however, the worst was yet to come, now another 1,000 million are added. What a towel.

1.5 billion accounts stolen from Yahoo

They tell from Yahoo that, after the analysis of the databases, they discovered that a third party outside the company stole user data and beware, this did not happen two days ago, but it was in August 2013. 3 years ago.

They have no idea where the data ended up and the theft is unrelated to the latest 500 million accounts, so in total we would be talking about more than 1.5 billion violated accounts.

What have they had access to? What does this theft imply? The company confirms that among the stolen data are full names, email addresses, password hashes, phone numbers and even the answers to the security questions. Similarly, they also confirm that information such as payment details and bank accounts have not been affected.

What you should do with your Yahoo account

Immediately change your password. Do it now.

This is the first step if you want secure your data. We see that Yahoo already warns of vulnerability in the login form and every user with an account there should go right now to change the passwords and answers / security questions.

If you stopped using Yahoo or any of its services for a long time, it will surely be worth it completely delete your accountHere we tell you how:

Of course, let’s remember that the most dangerous thing is not that they can enter our abandoned Yahoo account, but that we have used the same data (passwords and emails) also on other services and platforms. If you haven’t already, you should enable two-step authentication everywhere: