Yahoo Confirms Giant Data Breach

Yahoo has confirmed the hack of HALF A BILLION accounts. Half. A. Billion. “Yahoo chief information security officer Bob Lord wrote in a statement on Yahoo’s Tumblr site that the company had been the victim of a hacker intrusion in late 2014 that accessed at least 500 million accounts and retrieved a bounty of information, including user names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, security questions and answers, and passwords—albeit passwords protected by cryptographic hashing.” Not going to comment on this one yet because I’ll probably melt the monitor.

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