Yahoo fined £250,000 by UK watchdog over data breach

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Yahoo £250,000 over a data breach which occurred in 2014.

The data breach resulted in the theft of at least 500 million records. It is believed that names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords, and some “encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers” were compromised.

Yahoo has blamed the incident on state-sponsored hackers but has not said which country may have been involved. 

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Source: ZDNet