LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) – A Yahoo security breach disclosed earlier this year may have affected more than one billion user accounts, the internet company announced Wednesday.

According to Yahoo, law enforcement officials provided data files that was claimed by a third party to be Yahoo user data. After analyzing the data, Yahoo forensic experts believe an unauthorized third party “stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts” sometime in Aug. 2013.

Stolen user account information for potentially affected accounts may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, “hashed” (security enhanced) passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, the company announced.

Read more at CBSLA.com.


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