- You can watch DC Universe’s acclaimed original shows for free 1 Year Ago
- Ximena Sariñana talks capturing feminine energy on her latest album Today 6:00 AM
- The power of parasocial relationships in the age of loneliness Today 6:00 AM
- How to get started with WhatsApp on desktop Today 5:30 AM
- Netflix will remove controversial disaster footage from ‘Bird Box’ Sunday 4:04 PM
- J.K. Rowling’s latest ‘Fantastic Beasts’ reveal is bringing the memes Sunday 3:01 PM
- President Trump calls for government agencies to ‘look into’ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sunday 12:18 PM
- How to stream Michael Conlan vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez for free Sunday 11:00 AM
- ‘Pet Sematary’ is a bloodless remake of a Stephen King classic Sunday 10:50 AM
- Here’s the Marvel movie order list you didn’t know you needed Sunday 9:59 AM
- Where do 2020 Democratic candidates stand on weed? Sunday 7:00 AM
- How to stream ‘Billions’ season 4 for free Sunday 6:30 AM
- If you’re not using Vudu, you’re missing out Sunday 6:00 AM
- Everything you need to know about WhatsApp Sunday 5:30 AM
- ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’ tries to get a read on Elizabeth Holmes Saturday 1:57 PM
Photo via Casimiro PT/Shutterstock (Licensed)
The biggest data breach ever actually affected three times more people than we first thought.
The disclosure comes from a spokesperson at the newly formed Verizon unit Oath, citing “new information from outside the company” they received last week. Verizon did not say where the information came from and is not able to identify the person responsible for the 2013 hack. The U.S. government previously accused Russia of hacking 500 million users in a separate 2014 attack.
As the Wall Street Journal points out, around 43 class-action lawsuits have been filed against the former icon, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating to see if Yahoo should have disclosed information sooner.
The information stolen included usernames, passwords, and some phone numbers and date of births, an Oath spokesperson told the Journal. Over the next few days, Oath will notify via email the additional 2 billion users who were affected.
You won’t need to change your password again because Yahoo already forced everyone with an account to change theirs after it disclosed the 2013 attack in 2016. However, you could do yourself a favor and ditch Yahoo altogether.
Phillip Tracy is a former technology staff writer at the Daily Dot. He's an expert on smartphones, social media trends, and gadgets. He previously reported on IoT and telecom for RCR Wireless News and contributed to NewBay Media magazine. He now writes for Laptop magazine.