Yahoo Corp 3 billion users privacy leaks
YAHOO’s parent company, Werrison, announced that all 3 billion YAHOO users had been leaked in the 2013 hacking case of YAHOO, a figure that was 3 times the figure released last December. YAHOO user theft information, including the user’s name, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth and encryption password. The payment card and bank account information is not stored in the system being attacked, not hurt.
According to information released in October 3rd this year, the Yahoo Corp confirmed that all 3 billion user accounts should have been affected by hackers, the company has to send more user tips, please change the password and login information.
In this known to the computer network of the largest single enterprise intrusion, YAHOO user account stolen information including user name, email address, telephone number, date of birth, password, in some cases there is a security question and answer.
YAHOO and the survey have said that “state sponsored hackers” launched the attack, but did not specify which country it was. When it released the latest information, YAHOO still can not give hackers more information.
YAHOO’s exposure to the incident was relatively passive, with hackers stealing data from YAHOO in underground forums and online markets before announcing the theft of information last year. YAHOO’s security team then launched an investigation into the data and confirmed a hacking attack.
In October 3rd the latest information, but said a substantial increase in the number of stolen accounts, YAHOO once again stressed that the hacker should not have unprotected passwords, payment card data and bank account information access to the computer, that is to say, the user account information is stolen.
Yahoo Corp said that due to the existence of some permanent non use or rarely used accounts, there are some people have more than YAHOO accounts, so the number of users affected should be less than 3 billion people.