Yahoo Admits Half a Billion Users’ Info Hacked

Yahoo has confirmed that a ‘likely state sponsored’ 2014 breach exposed data from about 500 million users.  The company has stated that information possibly affected includes names, email addresses, birth dates and scrambled passwords.  Even more alarming is the acknowledgment that encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers may have also been compromised, which could allow hackers to access victims’ other online accounts.