An assessment of the 2013 Yahoo security breach has revealed three billion users' accounts were compromised, far higher than the one billion previously reported. The information stolen didn’t include passwords in clear text, payment data or bank accounts. Yahoo is notifying users.
Yahoo’s sites have faded in popularity since 2013. Oath, Verizon’s media group that includes Yahoo, reaches about one billion consumers, said chief executive officer Tim Armstrong in an interview last month.
The Senate Commerce Committee will call on Yahoo representatives to testify about the breaches, whether there are steps they should have taken earlier and whether there is more bad news to come, John Thune, the panel’s chairman, said Tuesday in a statement.
The committee is also calling representatives of Equifax Inc., the consumer credit agency involved in a breach that compromised information on 145.5 million U.S. consumers. The date and witness list will be announced later this month. FULL STORY
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Since the IRS is making some moves, doesn't it make you wonder where all this information is Going?