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Friday, September 23, 2016

YAHOO CONFIRMS, 500 MILLION ACCOUNTS WAS HACKED OR STOLEN

YAHOO CONFIRMS, 500 MILLION ACCOUNTS WAS HACKED OR STOLEN

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VIDEO WATCH: AT LEAST 500 MILLION YAHOO ACCOUNTS HACKED




Yahoo recommends to all its user to change their password if they had not changed it since 2014.

It is after at least 500 million Yahoo accounts was stolen from the company in 2014.

The company believes that it is a state-sponsored actor was behind the hacking. 

Information stolen includes name, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. 

This one is thought to be the largest ever hacking in terms of user accounts. 

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said it was aware of the intrusion and investigating the matter. 

Claims surfaced in early August that a hacker using the name "Peace" was trying to sell personal information of Yahoo account users on the dark web — a black market of thousands of secret websites.


WATCH HERE: HOW TO CHECK IF YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED



WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR


  • Yahoo admits that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen
  • Information may have included names, emails, phone numbers, hashed passwords and even encrypted security questions
  • All potentially affected users will be notified by email, and should promptly change passwords and use alternate verification methods
  • Company described the hacker as a 'state-sponsored' actor
  • The information was stolen from the network in late 2014 in what is believed to be one of the largest-ever cyber-security breaches
  • Yahoo was aware of claims information was being sold two months ago
  • Verizon, which is about to buy Yahoo, said it had known for just two days 
(Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)



WATCH HERE: SECURITY EXPERT TROY HUNT PROVIDES SAFETY TIPS TO YAHOO USERS AFTER THE BREACH
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RESET PASSWORD NOW!

Yahoo is asking all its user to secure their accounts through this steps:
  • Invalidating unencrypted security questions and answers
  • Users who haven't changed their passwords since 2014 should do so

TWO-STEPS VERIFICATION FOR EXTRA ACCOUNT SECURITY

Two-steps verification is an extra layer of protection to your account. It uses both your password and extra security code to verify your identity whenever you sign in to your account. If someone else tries to access your account, even if they can guess your password, they still won’t be able to get in without using two-step verification.

Two-step verification will only trigger the first time you use your device or if you’ve recently cleared your browser’s cache. If you lose your mobile phone, please sign in using a device we recognize.

TURN ON OR OFF-STEP VERIFICATION ON OR OFF

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Account info page.
  2.  Click Account security.
  3. Under "Two-step verification," click the On/Off icon. 
  4. Enter your mobile number. 
  5. To enable two-step verification, you’ll need to verify your mobile number. Click Send SMS to receive a text message with an Account Key, or Call me to receive a phone call with your code.
  6. Enter the verification code, click Verify.
You are verified now.



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