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Yahoo Confirms Half A Billion User Accounts Hacked, Blames "State-Sponsored Actor" For Bre

•, Tyler Durden

Moments ago, Yahoo confirmed the report, only it increased the total from 200 to 500 million, and- in keeping with all the recent Democratic Party hacks - blamed a "state-sponsored actor."  Which is ironic because as we said this morning, "the latest massive data breach may or may not be blamed on Putin." It looks like it just was.

Here is the official announcement:

A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.