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All Yahoo Accounts Was Hacked In 2013
« on: October 07, 2017, 04:00:07 PM »
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Reuters on October 3. 2017,
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Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N).

The news expands the likely number and claims of class action lawsuits by shareholders and Yahoo account holders, they said. Yahoo, the early face of the internet for many in the world, already faced at least 41 consumer class-action lawsuits in U.S. federal and state courts, according to company securities filing in May.

Full story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-yahoo-cyber/yahoo-says-all-three-billion-accounts-hacked-in-2013-data-theft-idUSKCN1C82O1
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Re: All Yahoo Accounts Was Hacked In 2013
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 04:08:07 PM »
After 4 years they suddenly have “recently obtained new intelligence”??? 


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Re: All Yahoo Accounts Was Hacked In 2013
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 04:33:20 PM »
Why doesn't somebody come up with some way to secure accounts that doesn't depend on identifying information that can't be changed, like SS# and date of birth?  This is way beyond ridiculous at this point.  Even unique passwords that are changed often are not really safe from electronic discovery methods.  Its tempting to stop any kind of internet commerce or banking and just go back to using cash and the postal service for everything.   Except that since all our information is already out there for the picking, that only inconveniences us.

Once your information is breached, it makes you vulnerable forever.  It is so frustrating that we are left helpless to do anything that can actually protect you from it. All we really have are various expensive clean-up-after-the-fact methods.