Not again. 1 billion user accounts have been compromised in yet another security breach at the company. This is on top of the hundreds of millions already affected by previous hacks. What makes this more terrifying is that the breach for this 1 billion account figure was actually back in August 2013.
This is simply unacceptable. The official announcement states that those affected will be contacted and steps have already been taken to secure accounts. That said, the hack has already occurred, systems breached and data leaked. This data may have included names, email, phone numbers, birth dates, hashed passwords and even unencrypted security questions and answers. When you look at how the breach was possible, this story becomes even worse.
We have to ask: do you really need your Yahoo! account? If not, we strongly recommend you delete it.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.