This week, Yahoo announced ‘state’ hackers have stolen data from 500 million users.
Another big name has announced this week that their systems were breached by a hacker. Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole data on about 500 million users in what could be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. Stolen data includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, but not credit card data. The major hack took place in 2014 but has only now been made public to Yahoo users.
Of these 500 million users, the chances are that a good proportion of these were using Yahoo to manage their business data and emails.
Get your security services sorted
If you are one of these people who use Yahoo to handle business data of any kind, you should be making sure that the breach hasn’t cost you and your business. Whilst there is nothing you could have done to prevent the details being stolen, you should be ensuring that your business is up to date with the latest security services to ensure that hackers can do minimal damage with the data they have obtained.
Yahoo are one of the industry giants, and if they are not indestructible. This serves as a grave reminder that you must do whatever you can to keep your business data safe from hackers.
Speak to one of our IT experts and find out what you could be doing to ensure that you are not breached like Yahoo, and you are doing everything you can to ensure your business data is safe and secure.