SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
The breach disclosed Thursday is the latest setback for the beleaguered internet company.
Yahoo is blaming the hack on a “state-sponsored actor.”READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
The stolen data includes users’ names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and security questions for verifying an accountholder’s identify.
Yahoo is recommending that users change their passwords if they haven’t done so since 2014.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies
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