Yahoo is hacked again!
Yahoo, one of the largest technology companies in the United States, reported that in 2013, account information for 1 billion users was being “hacked” by computer hackers.
In a written statement from a California-based company indicates that about 1 billion users account information was stolen in a cyber attack based on 2013. Among those stolen confidential information of customers, there are e-mail addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and registration informations. However, the records says that the victims of the hack are not damaged financially. In the explanations, it was stated that the incident of the cyber attack in 2013 was believed to have been carried out by “state-sponsored” pirates. Also, note that information of other 500 million users were stolen in 2014.
The debate over how secure Yahoo’s security protocols are , which publicly announces the two biggest chimney attacks in history over the last four months, has rekindled in the media.
The information that hackers caught on the first cyber attack ( affecting over 500 million users ) included mostly dafe informations including names, email address, phone numbers, date of births, passwords, security questions to verify the accounts, and financial informations such as credit card information.
Verizon, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the US, has signed a deal to buy Yahoo’s main business units for $ 4.8 billion last July, after “the terms of the deal could be renegotiated” after the first cyber attack reports.
Immediately after the announcement of the new cyber attack, Yahoo’s stocks in the stock market lost 2.7 percent.