hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the Internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.
Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts.
While sources were unspecific about the extent of the incursion, since there is the likelihood of government investigations and legal action related to the breach, they noted that it is widespread and serious.
Earlier this summer, Yahoo said it was investigating a data breach in which hackers claimed to have access to 200 million user accounts and was selling them online. “It’s as bad as that,” said one source. “Worse, really.”
Just to clarify, as the article states, this was detected and known this year. This a confirmation from Yahoo.
Edited by JohnC_21, 22 September 2016 - 07:31 AM.