Yahoo Addresses Hack of 500 Million User Accounts

Here's Yahoo's statement on the hack of 500 million user accounts by what it suspects is "a state sponsored actor."

What they got: users' names, emails, phone numbers, and dates of birth.

What they didn't get: bank account and payment information which are stored in a different system.

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    Next, I suppose they'll hack my (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Jack E Lope on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 07:50:25 PM EST
    CompuServe account.

    In case no one else says it, (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 09:38:26 PM EST
    that's a funny!

    really (none / 0) (#4)
    by linea on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 09:50:51 PM EST
    really, really...

    i dont understand the reference or why it's funny. and im not trying to be a brat and im not trying to cause problems. i dont understand this.

    im just so... like, i dont feel i can comment on anything without feeling like im being attacked. im actually crying.


    try google and wikipedia (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 10:07:24 PM EST
    if you don't understand a reference.

    CompuServe was the first major commercial online service in the United States. It dominated the field during the 1980s and remained a major player through the mid-1990s. Wikipedia

    I don't want to speak for other commenters, but the meaning I took from it was Who still uses Yahoo?

    I agree, it was a funny comment.


    thank you {{hugs}} (none / 0) (#8)
    by linea on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 11:15:10 PM EST
    everything just feels so hard. i've been crying all night and my nose is so stuffed and i feel i cant breath. you know...

    The joke is hacking Yahoo is like hacking (5.00 / 3) (#6)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 10:33:14 PM EST
    Compuserve. Compuserve is so, I don't know, 1980's? The Yahoo hacker got names, emails, phone numbers and DOBs. <sarcasm>I'm so scared, my kids' Pokemon accounts are now vulnerable. </sarcasm>

    Also, regarding TL. Buncha knuckleheads here. They (ok, me too) think they know everything. 'Cuz we all think we're smarter than the next guy. When none of us really know sh1t. We all just think our opinions are actual knowledge, which most of the time they are not.

    Also, not gonna lie, if your first language is not English, er, American, you are very likely not going to fully understand a lot of what people say here.

    Lastly, many of the posters here, from what I have seen, suffer from some sort of binary Victim's complex. You are either their Rescuer or their Persecutor. And if you don't support their position 100.00%, well, you are definitely not their Rescuer, so the only choice is you must be their Persecutor.


    More leaks! (none / 0) (#1)
    by pitachips on Thu Sep 22, 2016 at 03:03:24 PM EST
    Wonder how many former (or current) government officials are still using Yahoo.  

    this situation, the hack was in 2014.