Yesterday, on September 22nd, the tech giant, Yahoo, confirmed that data associated with about 500 million users have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cyber security breaches ever.
When we heard the news what we expected was an apology. What we got was the tech company accusing the United States Government of being behind the breach.
Right now Yahoo has completely lost us. Not only does their theory not make the most sense but when it comes down to it no one cares whether it was a state sponsored hack or not- the problem is their firewalls were weak and someone managed to penetrate it and cash away with all our precious data.
The account information stolen may include names, emails, addresses telephone numbers, dates of birth and passwords.
Yahoo had received intel about a possible breach in August after a hacker named Peace claimed he was selling data from Yahoo containing details from over 200 million yahoo users -the crazy thing is it took the tech giant two months to investigate the claim, two long months- someone ought to hold Yahoo responsible for the damage this might pose to their users. But until that happens, Yahoo is urging users to change their password and security questions.
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Written by Kike Olowu