E&T news story: 1 billion Yahoo! accounts hacked in latest cyber attack
A cyber security news story from E&T online
The data from 1 billion Yahoo! user accounts has been stolen by hackers in what has been described as the largest cyber-security breach in history.
Yahoo admitted the data theft on Wednesday, but said the breach actually occurred in August 2013.
In September 2016 the internet company disclosed that a 2014 breach had compromised the data of 500 million user accounts.
The previously disclosed hack, which Yahoo! blamed on ‘government-funded’ hackers, led Verizon Communications, which is currently in talks to acquire Yahoo’s internet business for $4.83 billion, to reopen the deal.