“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,” Kara Swisher reports for Recode.
“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,” Swisher reports. “Earlier this summer, Yahoo said it was investigating a data breach in which hackers claimed to have access to 200 million user accounts and one was selling them online [user names, easily decrypted passwords and personal information like birth dates and other email addresses]. ‘It’s as bad as that,’ said one source. ‘Worse, really.'”
Swisher reports, “The announcement, which is expected to come this week, also has possible larger implications for the $4.8 billion sale of Yahoo’s core business — which is at the core of this hack — to Verizon.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Luckily for us, our only exposure with Yahoo are unique email addresses used only for a couple of Yahoo Fantasy leagues. Hopefully, you are similarly or less exposed.