Verizon now says 3 billion Yahoo accounts were breached, triple previous estimate

A massive 2013 data breach at Yahoo affected 3 billion people — three times as many people as previously disclosed, new parent company Verizon Communications said Oct. 3. The breach was first disclosed last year.

Verizon provided the new number on Oct. 3, citing new findings, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new figures come four months after Verizon closed its $4.5 billion acquisition of the Sunnyvale-based Internet icon and is likely to set off fresh fears among U.S. consumers already…

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