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In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, photo, a man walks in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, Yahoo reports financial results. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Yahoo says that hackers might have stolen data from 1 billion user accounts in 2013


Internet giant Yahoo! Inc. has announced that one billion user accounts may have been hacked in 2013, reports Business Wire

The company also disclosed that they believe this hack to be distinct from the incident at the company on Sept. 22, 2016. 

Stolen information may have included names, email addresses, birthdays, passwords, telephone numbers, and security questions and answers. 

Yahoo was made aware of the breach in November when law enforcement approached them with files that a third party claimed were full of Yahoo user data. 

With the help of outside forensic experts, Yahoo verified that the files appear to be for user accounts associated with its service. 

If verified, the hack would be one of monumental proportions. 

Of course, those on social media managed to find the funny side. 

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