Yahoo Says 1 Billion User Accounts Were Hacked Before Those 500 Million Accounts Were Hacked

Vindu Goel and Nicole Perlroth, reporting for the NYT:

Yahoo, already reeling from its September disclosure that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014, disclosed Wednesday that a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts.

No wonder Yahoo was in no rush to come clean about the 2014 hack — it was small potatoes by their standards.

Thursday, 15 December 2016