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Yahoo! We Lost Your Data! Two Years Ago…

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Web giant Yahoo has suffered an enormous data breach. The breach, which took place in 2014, resulted in the information of 500 million Yahoo users being offered for sale on the dark web. Image Credit: Ken Wolter via Shutterstock.com The scale of the theft dwarfs other recent, major data breaches, and places the security practices in place at Yahoo firmly under the spotlight. What Has Been Breached? Yahoo issued a statement confirming and detailing the security breach, making an assertion that the data was stolen by “state-sponsored” hackers. Information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were stolen…

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