Yahoo triples likely scope of ’13 hack to 3 billion users

YAHOO NOW BELIEVES that up to 3 billion accounts were comprimised in a 2013 hack. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
YAHOO NOW BELIEVES that up to 3 billion accounts were comprimised in a 2013 hack. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
NEW YORK - Yahoo, the internet company acquired by Verizon Communications Inc. this year, now believes a 2013 security breach affected all 3 billion of its users at the time. The assessment, based on new intelligence obtained after the $4.5 billion acquisition, compares with Yahoo’s initial estimate that 1 billion accounts were compromised. The information…

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