Friday, September 23, 2016

Super Hack

Who hacked you?
It’s reported Yahoo knew of the potential hack that affects 500m users in ‘at least August’, but only confirmed the huge breach on Thursday.

The hackers are believed to have grabbed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, encrypted passwords and the ‘unencrypted’ security questions and answers of its 500 million users.

They are now said to be selling the stolen data on the ‘dark web’ for just 3 bitcoin – around £1,400.

The ‘treasure trove of secrets’ could be used to defraud or blackmail money from Yahoo users or even steal their identities.

The company said that certain account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 in what it believes was a ‘state-sponsored actor.’

Russia has been linked to several recent US hacks. North Korea are also understood to have a large state-sponsored hacking unit.
Those Russians seem to be everywhere...

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