One Billion Yahoo Accounts Have Been Hacked

The second attack they've disclosed in six months

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If you're still rocking a Yahoo account you might want to log in as the tech company have announced that more than a billion accounts may be at risk after one of confirming biggest data breaches in history took place back in 2013.

They confirmed in a statement that, "Yahoo believes an unauthorised third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. Yahoo believes this incident is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016."

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Information that may have been accessed includes user names, emails, phone numbers and dates of birth emails, phone numbers and dates of birth as well as passwords and answers to security questions. Luckily for the California-based company it looks like bank details have been protected which would likely have been a much bigger headache.

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According to The Telegraph, "The latest figures show that the company has around one billion users a month - meaning this attack will affect most of Yahoo's customers worldwide."

That incident they disclosed in September was when at least half a billion users, which included eight million from the UK, had their account data stolen from its networks in 2014.

Despite the breaches having taken place so long ago, Yahoo customers are advised to change their passwords, review activity on their accounts, and consider using Yahoo's authentication tool which bypasses traditional text passwords and add additional security.