1. Yahoo sets hack record at 1 billion accounts

    A new breach revealed Wednesday by the troubled internet pioneer compromised twice as many user accounts as the record hack it disclosed in September. The hack occurred in August 2013. Stolen data included users' names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and encrypted passwords. Those passwords are scrambled up with an encryption tool called MD5, which experts say is possible to crack with some patience. The data also included some security questions and answers, some of which weren't encrypted.

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    1. Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords.
    2. We are confident in Yahoo's value and we continue to work towards integration with Verizon.
    3. As we've said all along, we will evaluate the situation as Yahoo continues its investigation.
    4. When entities have mediocre security hygiene, they inevitably end up having lost the keys to a much larger kingdom than we originally thought.
    5. The reality is within that billion users, there's probably a couple politicians, a few celebrities, a few people in key industries.
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