500 million Yahoo accounts breached
10:01 AM 2016-09-24 472
Yahoo on Thursday confirmed that hackers stole information from at least 500 million user accounts.
The internet company said that the information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014, what it claimed was as a "state-sponsored" attack.
"The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers," Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord said in a statement.