Verizon To World: Every Yahoo Account Was Pwned

I wonder where ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is right now because I suspect that about three billion people want to know why she didn’t let the world know that every Yahoo account got pwned in that hack on Yahoo a few years back:

Subsequent to Yahoo’s acquisition by Verizon, and during integration, the company recently obtained new intelligence and now believes, following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts, that all Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft. While this is not a new security issue, Yahoo is sending email notifications to the additional affected user accounts. The investigation indicates that the user account information that was stolen did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. The company is continuing to work closely with law enforcement.

If you still have a Yahoo account, now would be a really good time to follow the instructions on the email that you’re going to get. Or you can close the account seeing as it’s been pwned for years without your knowledge. The choice is yours. While new owners Verizon would prefer that you keep the account. I don’t think you should.

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