Yahoo is in the middle of a fairly complicated situation. After the previous 500 million user accounts hacked, Yahoo now again had experienced similar events.
Sadly, the number of hacked accounts more than ever before. Noted, there are about one billion email accounts hacked.
Yahoo user account hijacking action is claimed to be different from what happened in September 2016. Thus, the amount of one billion a hacked account that does not include the 500 million compromised accounts in September.
“The company has been analyzing the data hacked with the help of experts, it was found that the data came from a Yahoo user. Based on further analysis, we suspect a third party is not responsible began to steal these data since August 2013,” wrote Yahoo in a statement.
Yahoo also said that they have notified the hacked users to immediately secure their accounts.
“We strive to provide notification to users that have the potential to be hacked in order to immediately check their account, secure it by replacing the password,” said Yahoo.
“We also have to disable security questions are not encrypted so they can not be used to access your account,” he added.
Previously, Yahoo believes the action of hacking that occurred in September 2014 was an act of “state-sponsored actors”. That is, this is an individual acts on behalf of the government.
“Stolen account information includes your name, email address, telephone number, date of birth, password and, in some cases, security question and answer encrypted or unencrypted,” said Yahoo explained.
The issue of large-scale data theft Yahoo first blow in August 2013, when a hacker named “Peace” claimed he pocketed the data of more than 200 million users of Yahoo.
Not only that, “Peace” has also previously boasted that he had data from LinkedIn and MySpace users.