by Greg Guenthner
If you use Yahoo, chances are your email address, telephone number, date of birth, and password are now in the hands of a foreign hacker.
Yahoo management admitted yesterday that hackers stole 500 million accounts. Experts are saying this could be the largest cybersecurity breach of all time.
And it gets worse…
“The company said it believes a state-sponsored actor was behind the data breach, meaning an individual acting on behalf of a government,” CNNMoney reports. “The breach is said to have occurred in late 2014.”
So not only did this attack occur almost two years ago, but a government that has anything but pure intentions probably perpetrated the act. The best part is that Yahoo is now advising users to change their passwords and security questions—as if that will fix anything 24 months after the data was taken.