September 22, 2016

Tell Your Parents: 500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked In 2014

If you have an account with Yahoo, there is a pretty good chance your information was stolen. But don’t worry, the state-sponsored hackers have only had the information for two years! At least 500 million users had names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates and passwords stolen in the 2014 breach. Yahoo did not say which state they believe sponsored the hack, but they encouraged users to check their accounts for suspicious activity, though it seems a little late for that now. It is unknown how much of an effect the breach will have on Verizon’s potential acquisition of Yahoo, but it certainly won’t be good.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: