Yahoo may hold a new record — but it probably is not be the kind of record the tech giant was going for.
The company announced another breach, this one bigger than the last. By a lot. In fact, it may be the biggest data breach ever. Hence the record. So what happened, and what should you do if you have a Yahoo account?
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So what exactly is going on? Michael Kan has the details:
In what is likely the largest data breach ever, Yahoo is reporting that data associated with…1 billion user accounts was stolen…The incident is separate from a breach Yahoo reported in September involving…500 million users that originally occurred in…2014 and shook public trust in the company.
How exciting for Yahoo — a new record! What data was stolen this time? Laura Hautala and Richard Nieva have the details: