In one of the biggest data breaches of all time, Yahoo has said 500 million user accounts may have been hacked. The data breach happened in 2014 and is likely to have been conducted in an attack orchestrated by a state-sponsored organisation, the firm said in a statement.”The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers,” the company wrote. An investigation by the company says that a state-sponsored actor is no longer in the company’s network and it is working with law enforcement officials to try and resolve the issue.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Wired