Yahoo hit by biggest hack ever (again), 1 billion accounts affected
Troubled internet giant Yahoo has taken out the all time record for biggest cyber security attack after revealing that one billion of it's user accounts were compromised.
The mammoth breach beats out the previous record of 500 million accounts Hacked from a single company.
That record was also said by Yahoo on three months ago.
I can't believe we are saying this again, but if you are Yahoo user you need to change your password now.
While the password were encrypted the [UNKNOWN] also included an encrypted security questions.
So if your childhood pet or your mother's maiden name is the key to unlocking all your accounts, it's time to change that info too.
In October the company came under fire after reports surfaced that it had built tools to survail customers emails for U.S. intelligence.
And while it's been staring down massive cyber security threats, requests from national security officials And uncomfortable questions from its own users, Yahoo!
has also been trying to square away a massive acquisition deal with Verizon.
The US carrier agreed to buy Yahoo!
for $4.8 billion in July.
But now it says it will review the impact of this new development before reaching any final conclusions.
You can find out more on CNET.com and from Sydney, I'm Clare Riley.