December 2016: Yahoo Announces Another Hack, Biggest Ever
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of December 2016.
1. Oakland Warehouse Fire Kills Dozens 2. Army Corps of Engineers Announces Pipeline Stoppage 3. Judge Announces Mistrial in Michael Slager Case 4. Supreme Court Rules in Samsung's Favor 5. Astronaut John Glenn Dies 6. Lamar Jackson Wins Heisman Trophy 7. Feds Raise Interest Rates 8. Yahoo Announces Another Hack 9. Dylann Roof Found Guilty 10. Heimlich Maneuver's Henry Heimlich Dies 11. Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies
- Yahoo Announces Another Hack, Biggest Ever
- On Dec. 14, 2016, the Internet company Yahoo discloses that they were hacked back in Aug. 2013 in a separate, and larger, breach from that of Sept. 2013, which affected 500 million Yahoo users. Yahoo's chief information security officer, Bob Lord, believes this hack stole names, birthdays, passwords, and even encrypted security questions from over one billion Yahoo users. Lord also admits that they are currently unaware of how the hackers got in but believe it to be a state-sponsored hack. Along with this, Yahoo states that hackers have also been using forged cookies to access accounts to which they don't actually have passwords. They are notifying all of the affected users and having them change their passwords.
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