Yahoo says one billion user accounts affected in another breach of its systems

The Independent - Tech 

American technology giant Yahoo has said it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion accounts in August 2013 - in a breach separate from the one it previously disclosed affecting 500 million accounts. The company said the information stolen may include names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers, but added bank account information and payment-card data were not affected. "As Yahoo previously disclosed in November, law enforcement provided the company with data files that a third party claimed was Yahoo user data. The company analysed this data with the assistance of outside forensic experts and found that it appears to be Yahoo user data. "Based on further analysis of this data by the forensic experts, Yahoo believes an unauthorised third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts."

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