Yahoo reveals new hack, this time a billion-plus users
December 15, 2016  08:19
Yahoo said personal data from over a billion users was stolen in a hack dating back to 2013 -- twice as big as another breach disclosed just three
months ago.

In a huge blow to the struggling internet pioneer, Yahoo yesterday said it made the discovery as it was investigating what was already the largest data breach of a single company.

"Yahoo believes an unauthorised third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts," it said in a statement.

Yahoo said this case "is likely distinct from the incident the company disclosed on September 22, 2016" affecting 500 million users.

The news poses a fresh threat to Yahoo's deal to sell its core operating assets to Verizon for $4.8 billion.
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