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Yahoo's billion-user database reportedly sold for just $300,000


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:38 AM

THE HACKED DATA of Yahoo's one billion users was reportedly sold on the dark web last year for just $300,000 (around £240,000). 

Yahoo this week admitted to the hack, which is unrelated to the breach that saw the information of 500,000 users pilfered back in September 2014, and warned that the credentials of one billion users had potentially been compromised. 

Stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, "hashed" passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

This data has already been sold, according to Andrew Komarov, chief intelligence officer at InfoArmor, who told Bloomberg that three buyers - including two known spammers and an entity that appeared more interested in espionage - paid about $300,000 (or $0.0003 per account) each for a complete copy of the billion-user database. 

 

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:05 AM

sbcglobal.net accounts funnel through yahoo servers, does anyone know if some or many or all sbcglobal.net accounts are in trouble?


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:45 AM

sbcglobal.net accounts funnel through yahoo servers, does anyone know if some or many or all sbcglobal.net accounts are in trouble?

Good question. All att.net accounts go through yahoo also. 

 

Found this thread on DSLReports

 

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30998670-Yahoo-data-breach-and-ATT-NET~start=30


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 December 2016 - 10:47 AM.


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:52 AM

Doesn't mater anyways when you sine up for a yahoo email your getting spied on to the max.

 

Yahoo reportedly allowed a US government agency install a spy tool onto its system so agents could secretly read incoming email.

This is shocking for several reasons:

 

 

https://www.startpage.com/blog/ixquick/how-the-yahoo-hack-impacts-you-even-if-you-dont-have-a-yahoo-account-and-how-to-get-safe-again/

 

If you want a real email you have to pay for one, all the free ones are a bad joke if you care about your privacy.

 

https://www.hushmail.com/personal/



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:59 AM

Not necessarily shadow_647. ProtonMail is free and secure if both sender and recipient use the client.

 

https://protonmail.com/



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:16 AM

Pro link John tnx, bookmarked.

 

And i stand corrected, sadly for protonmail that's a business model that will never make money, only way to make any from what i understand is.

 

"A" spy on people.

"B" advertising.

"C" selling info about people.

"D" you have to pay for it.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:21 AM

sbcglobal.net has never been free


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