SAN FRANCISCO, Yahoo account hack: Recently reported that its one billion user account data has been stolen. Earlier in September, a similar incident occurred.
Yahoo security issue:
It raises really a big question mark to the yahoo and the type of security it has for the user’s data. It also raises a question that is yahoo doesn’t cares for the end users privacy and data leak, since nothing comes up as solid to say that, yes there is no more account hack. In the recent times Giants like facebook and Google who has been keeping good security policy and upgraded themselves to the changing time, however yahoo is not able to learn from its repeated mistakes. As per the new from nytimes, recently Yahoo’s security team clashed with top executives, including the chief executive, Marissa Mayer, over the cost and customer inconvenience of proposed security measures.
The company is not taking any solid steps to enhance its security measures for the users safety.
Hacks and more hacks on yahoo.
This year Yahoo was bought by US telecom giant Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion and this is the second incident of data hack on the yahoo. “As we’ve said all along, we will evaluate the situation as Yahoo continues its investigation,” “We will review the impact of this new development before reaching any final conclusions.” Said Bob Varettoni, Verizon spokesman Before this yahoo data account of 500 million users was hacked in 2014 and sometimes back in December as well data was hacked. This seriously raises a question on yahoo security for users account.In a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts. It is said that in 2013 account hack users personal information like names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password was hacked.
The two attacks are the largest known security breaches of one company’s computer network.
How to delete your account from yahoo?
It looks like Yahoo is easy to hack and can be done again. We would suggest some of the easy ways in which you can delete your account and prevent from being hacked and facing some trouble.
- The account you want to delete, you should not access/login to that account.
- If you have any child or family account linked to any parent account, then you can first delete that account in order to delete the main account.
- Terminating your Yahoo account, go to page (click here for it) and follow the process.
Lastly if you still intend to use the yahoo account then changing password would be the first step you should be doing right now.
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