Yahoo Hackers Stole Data From 500 Million Users

Is that bad?

Yahoo has announced that the data from 500 million users was stolen by a state-sponsored hacker group in 2014.

Pretty much every type of user information was stolen during the attack: names, email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers, passwords and security questions.

A Verizon spokesperson (remember, it recently bought Yahoo) told The New York Times that the company learned of the hack just a couple days ago and had “limited information and understanding of the impact.”

If you’re a Yahoo user, it’s time to change that password and any other password that’s remotely similar to your Yahoo one. Then cross your fingers and hope for the best.



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