I thought the Yahoo news would be virtually nonexistent after their sale to Verizon for $4.8 billion a little while ago (deal is still pending, but has been announced and confirmed). Apparently in 2012 Yahoo got hacked, like 200 million users hacked, and now Yahoo is going to come out and confirm it according to a new report over the Business Insider. Probably a good reminder to change your passwords everyone once and a while...
Yahoo is getting ready to confirm a huge, historic hack affecting 200 million users, Recode reports.
Back in August, Motherboard's Joseph Cox reported that 200 million apparent Yahoo user credentials were being sold on the dark web. At the time, the company's response was only that it was "aware of [the] claim."
But now Kara Swisher, one of the tech industry's most respected journalists, is reporting for Recode that Yahoo sources tell her the company is preparing to publicly confirm the hack. (Her sources did not confirm its exact size, only that it was "widespread and serious.")