3 billion (yes, billion!) hacked Yahoo records later....

Yahoo's woes are now legendary......but got worse today.It had been originally reported that as a result of being hacked about 1 billion Yahoo records had been accessed.     It was revealed today that that number is, in fact, 3 billion.      Astounding is one word which immediately comes to mind!appleinsider reported the revelation this way:"Yahoo in a statement on Tuesday said further investigation into a massive 2013 data breach suggests all 3 billion its user accounts were impacted from the incident, tripling the internet firm's initial estimates.

According to the statement, Yahoo said it obtained and independently verified with outside forensic experts new intelligence regarding the breadth of the 2013 data theft after it was acquired by Verizon. Following an investigation into the evidence, the company has concluded that all Yahoo user accounts, from email to other services like Flickr, were affected by what was already the largest data theft in history.Yahoo first disclosed the data breach in 2016, saying at the time that more than 1 billion accounts were compromised as part of a hack involving cookie forging. Yahoo's security team was informed of the attack when law enforcement officials furnished the company with data files a third party claimed was gleaned from user accounts.Information revealed to hackers include user account information that might include names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, passwords hashed using the MD5 protocol and encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Echoing statements made in 2016, Yahoo said the breach did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information."