‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

December 14, 2016 10:31 pm Published by

‘One billion’ affected by Yahoo hack

  • 14 December 2016
  • From the section Business

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Yahoo has said more than one billion user accounts may have been affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013.

The US multinational technology company said an unauthorised third party had stolen the data, including names, emails, phone numbers and dates of birth.

It said it believed the incident was separate from its previously disclosed breach affecting 500 million users.

That hack took place in 2014 but was only made public in September.

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