Yahoo confirmed the hacking of at least 500 million accounts
Yahoo yesterday confirmed the hacking of user database accounts, which occurred at the end of 2014.
The head of the security Department of Yahoo Bob Lord (Bob Lord) announced that attackers gained access to at least 500 million accounts, which contained information about names, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords. Also, the stolen accounts were unencrypted and encrypted security questions and answers.
Yahoo says that information about credit cards of users and their Bank accounts to the hackers did not get, because they are not stored in the system that was hacked. According to Bob Lord, the attack was carried out with the support of the government, currently still under investigation.
In this regard, Yahoo asks users to change passwords if you haven’t done this since the end of 2014. All test questions and answers also need to be updated. Also Yahoo leads the standard guidelines for network security, for example, not to provide personal information to unknown persons online and not open links that come from suspicious sources.