For the second time this year, Yahoo! acknowledges a major security breach. This time, the breach occurred in 2013, resulting in the data loss of roughly 1 billion, (Yes, BILLION) accounts. More than usernames and passwords this breach included security questions and answers.
But, here are the scary facts:
- Yahoo! was unaware of the breach until a third party notified them that their user information was for sale on the “dark web”
- Yahoo! admits it was unaware of the breach and does not know how it happened
Because Yahoo! accounts are used behind the scenes in multiple services, and you may be using your Yahoo! identity for other sites and apps, the potential impact of the breach is just plain scary.