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Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers The company has now revealed that it had 500 million accounts stolen (previous reports pegged the number at 200 million) and that state actors may have been responsible.Motherboard first took note of a sale of 200 million accounts in August, and the low price of $2,000 seems to imply that the information may be incorrect.

Yahoo announces over a billion user accounts compromised in security hacks

Yahoo announces over a billion user accounts compromised in security hacks Earlier this year, Yahoo announced that it had suffered one of the largest hacks in history, with up to 500 million user accounts affected.Now, the company has come clean about an even bigger hack that happened a year earlier and exposed sensitive information on approximately one billion accounts.