>> Another massive hack at Yahoo, this time effecting a billion accounts. The company reporting late Wednesday that the data breach happened in August, 2013. The news coming only months after a disclosed what at the time was the biggest known hack ever, affecting at least 500 million accounts. That happened in 2014.
Yahoo which is in the process of being acquired by Verizon saying an unauthorized third party had stolen the data in the latest breach and it was working closely with law enforcement. But what does it mean for the $4.8 billion deal? Reuters San Francisco Bureau Chief Peter Henderson.>> Verizon had said before that it might withdraw from the deal to buy Yahoo because of the previous hack that was announced.
Now they're saying that they're just watching it and they're trying to figure out what to do next. So we don't know whether the deal is going to go through or not.>> Stolen information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, hashed passwords, and in some cases encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.
But Yahoo saying payment data and bank account information were not stored in this system believed to be affected.