Data of 500 million Yahoo users captured during hack

Data of 500 million Yahoo users captured during hack

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Personal data of 500 million Yahoo users have been captured during a hack on the servers of the internet company in 2014.

The hackers include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and, in some cases, security questions and answers in his hands.

According to Yahoo, had the architects of the cyber attack presumably the support of a state, writes The Wall Street Journal Thursday. The company is contacting users who may be affected.

Yahoo is working with the U.s. authorities in an investigation into the hack. There would, in any case, no unprotected passwords or bank details are stolen.


In August, a hacker with the pseudonym of Pearce data of 200 million Yahoo! users offered on internet forums. He asked for 1.900 dollars, about 1.650 euros.

Yahoo had at the time to know that a study was done into the case. That research has not yet been completed. In 2012, Yahoo has more than 1 million users.

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