Breached Security, Breached Trust: Yahoo’s Leak And What It Means For You
It seems like the bigger they are, the harder they fall. At least, that’s the lesson some security experts are taking away from the latest revelations about Yahoo’s serious security breach. More than 500 million Yahoo accounts have been compromised, according to the latest reports. As a result, the company is facing a civil suit for gross negligence in allowing an unknown group of assailants to steal login information from a large contingent of its users.
The security breach, which began in 2014, was limited to username and password information for Yahoo’s various sites, including webmail, news and fantasy sports services. Fortunately, no financial information is believed to be included in the stolen data. Still, there’s reason to be concerned if you’re a user of one of Yahoo’s sites.