Yahoo sets a new record - the largest-scale cybertheft. Over 1 billion users were affected

Yahoo sets a new record - the largest-scale cybertheft. Over 1 billion users were affected

Yahoo, the internet giant which ahs been in deep water recently, confirmed that in 2014 hackers managed to steal data from the profiles of 500 million users.

This case was officially declared to have been the greatest cybertheft in history.

But yesterday the company admitted yet another, twice as serious breach into its systems dating back as early as 2013, and at that time the victims were 1 billion, BBC says.

According to the company’s statement, during that raid there were stolen names, telephone numbers, passords and email addresses, but no bank accounts details or bank transactions information.

Yahoo points out that they are working in cooperation with the police and US institutions representatives.

After this information leaked out, Verizon, the company which had started a procedure pf taking over the ailing internet firm, announced it might lower its offer by $1 billion due to the cyberattack.

Whether there will be a second act, we’ve yet to see.

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