Tuesday 6 December 2016

Adrian Weckler: Clamming up over biggest data hack ever is wrong response from faded giant

Published 23/09/2016 | 02:30

Yahoo! president and CEO Marissa Mayer. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Yahoo! president and CEO Marissa Mayer. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Just when it looked like things couldn't get any worse for Yahoo, it confesses to the biggest email data breach in history in what it describes as a "state-sponsored" attack.

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"At least" 500m user accounts have had information stolen from them.

That means your name, email address, telephone number, date of birth, hashed password and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

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