Yahoo Says All Its User Accounts Were Hacked

Oct

4

2017

In The 2013 Attack

Yahoo revealed on Tuesday that all of its 3 billion user accounts had been hacked in the 2013 attack, three times its previous estimate of the biggest breakthrough in history, a statement that lawyers say will embarrass US telecommunications company Frayzon, The owner of Yahoo legally.

Lawyers say the news expands the number and potential claims of lawsuits by shareholders and Yahoo account holders. Yahoo already faces at least 41 consumer-class litigation in federal courts and state courts in the United States, according to the filing of the company’s securities in May.

In December, Yahoo unveiled a breakthrough of more than one billion accounts in 2013, the biggest breakthrough in a series of breakthroughs that forced the US Internet service company to cut its asset price in the acquisition deal with Frayzon.

Yahoo said on Tuesday that “newly acquired intelligence” showed that all user accounts had been affected. The company added that the investigation indicated that the stolen information does not include passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account information.

Although the information was protected according to Yahoo, academic experts say the encryption method used was old and easy to break. This information also includes security questions and backup email addresses, which can make it easy to penetrate other accounts maintained by users.

Frazone cut Yahoo’s initial bid by $ 350 million after two of the biggest breakthroughs in Internet history were announced, with one reported theft of 500 million accounts, and a billion others.

Frazone is believed to be the biggest hit, as lawsuits will now be filed against them. This could be a major challenge for the company, which is preparing to launch a new company called Oath, which links its Internet companies, Yahoo, AOL, And Havelington Post.

A Yahoo spokesman confirmed that the three billion account number also included many accounts that were created and then used little or no use at all. The company is now working to notify affected accounts.

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