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3rd times the charm?!....Yahoo now warns of 3rd data breach.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 16, 2017 08:28AM
....this is now the 3rd data breach [ that we know of ]......in 2015 and 2016 involving forged cookies.....


Yahoo Issues Another Warning in Fallout From Hacking Attacks

......Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago.

Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying users that their accounts had potentially been compromised but declined to say how many people were affected.

In a statement, Yahoo tied some of the potential compromises to what it has described as the "state-sponsored actor" responsible for the theft of private data from more than 1 billion user accounts in 2013 and 2014. The stolen data included email addresses, birth dates and answers to security questions.

The catastrophic breach raised questions about Yahoo's security and destabilized the company's deal to sell its email service, websites and mobile applications to Verizon Communications.

The malicious activity that was the subject of the user warnings revolved around the use of "forged cookies" — strings of data which are used across the web and can sometimes allow people to access online accounts without re-entering their passwords.

A warning message sent to Yahoo users Wednesday read: "Based on the ongoing investigation, we believe a forged cookie may have been used in 2015 or 2016 to access your account." Some users posted the ones they received to Twitter....



wow, unbelievable......how many other hacks will come out...............?!



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2017 08:30AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: 3rd times the charm?!....Yahoo now warns of 3rd data breach.....
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 16, 2017 08:32AM
What kind of Yahoos are running this company?



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Re: 3rd times the charm?!....Yahoo now warns of 3rd data breach.....
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 16, 2017 11:11AM
Maybe new sign ups get a free tube of K-Y Jelly????? eye rolling smiley
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Re: 3rd times the charm?!....Yahoo now warns of 3rd data breach.....
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 17, 2017 12:26PM
They should go back to doing what they were good at...running their Web Directory...
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