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How To Guide For: A Look At The Yahoo Account Breach

Yahoo Inc. warned late Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The latest breach is separate from a 500 million account breach the company disclosed in September of this year.

The number of affected accounts was double the number implicated in a 2014 breach that the internet company disclosed in September and blamed on hackers working on behalf of a government. Following the latest disclosure, Verizon said, "we will review the impact of this new development before reaching any final conclusions." Yahoo was tentative in its description of new problems, saying the incident was "likely" distinct from the one it reported in September and that stolen information "may have included" names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Yahoo said it discovered the breach while reviewing data provided to the company by law enforcement. To learn more about the Yahoo account breach click on the pictures below to read the articles.

How Yahoo's 1 billion account breach stacks up with the biggest hacks ever - Read More from CNBC
Yahoo discloses hack of 1 billion accounts - Read More from Tech Crunch
Yahoo Discloses New 1 Billion Account Breach - Read More from Investopedia
Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked - Read More from The New York Times
Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach - Read More from Reuters
Yahoo Discloses Breach of Another 1 Billion Accounts - Read More from Fortune
Yahoo says 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013 - Read More from Boston Globe
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