In August 2013, Yahoo suffered from a very historic data breach leaving all its 3 billion accounts affected at the time, parent company, Verizon revealed on Tuesday.
The accounts which include email, Tumblr, Fantasy and Flickr were all breached which puts it at a figure three times as many as the company initially reported in 2016.
Names, addresses if emails, and passwords but not financial documents and information were affected, Yahoo explained last year.
The new information comes four months after Verizon(VZ, Tech30) bought Yahoo’s core internet assets for $4.48 billion. Yahoo, now a member of Verizon’s digital company called Oath have been a major stakeholder in the ICT sector.
Verizon investigated the number of breached accounts to three billion after receiving new information.
“The company recently obtained new intelligence and now believes, following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts, that all Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft,” Verizon said in a statement.
Verizon would not make any disclosure of who the outside forensic experts are in a bid to gazump a possible backdoor route from any perpetrator of evil.
Yahoo will send emails to the additional affected accounts. Following the hacking revelations last year, Yahoo required password changes and invalidated unencrypted security questions to protect user information.
Yahoo is a leading giant in the information and communication technology sector with a major breakdown in 2013 when all its accounts were hacked into despite the company’s well exclaimed technological advancement.
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