sunnyvale - Yahoo on Thursday confirmed that his stolen in a cyber attack in 2014 personal details of more than 500 million users. That equates to data from approximately half of the roughly 1 billion users that counts Yahoo.
Rumors of a data leak for some time going around. The data such as names, passwords, birth dates and addresses were offered for sale.
According to Yahoo are known so far stolen no payment or bank information. The potential victims are informed by Yahoo and accounts are blocked.
The confirmation of the leak follows closely on the news that takes over telecom company Verizon Yahoo. With the acquisition of the Internet activities and Yahoo real estate, an amount of more than $ 4.8 billion stake.