Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September, 2016

More than 500 million Yahoo accounts stolen back in 2014 and What you should do?

Yahoo has confirmed that more than 500 million Yahoo accounts were stolen back in 2014 by a state-sponsored actor. Investigation concluded the stolen account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. This did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information.

What is Yahoo doing to protect my account?

From the Account Security Issue FAQs published by Yahoo:
We are notifying affected users.We are asking affected users to promptly change their passwords and adopt alternate means of account verification.We invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.We are recommending that all users who haven't changed their passwords since 2014 do so.We continue to enhance our systems that detect and prevent unauthorized access to user acco…