Yahoo! Hacked – urges users to change passwords “Now”!

yahoo-hackedThe internet company, being bought by Verizon, says a state-sponsored actor stole email addresses, passwords and birth dates.  Change your passwords. Now.

The breach has exposed at least 500 million accounts’ names, email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. In some cases, security questions and answers too.

Computer security analyst Graham Cluley said the stolen Yahoo data “could be useful ammunition for any hacker attempting to break into Yahoo accounts, or interested in exploring whether users might have used the same security questions/answers to protect themselves elsewhere on the web…

Read the complete CNet article.

Also read related articles by CNN, Fortune, and Yahoo!

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