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In a mid-September statement, Yahoo announced that the initial breach that occurred in 2013 and took nearly 4 years of investigation, has impacted all the company’s 3 billion unique users. Along with this recent update, the company is still reeling from yet another data breach that happened in 2014, but pushes Yahoo into the podium as the largest data breach in current history. This update to the total affected users comes as little surprise, as the original breach left questions as to why some accounts were compromised quickly, while others remained untouched and showed no signs of malicious activity for several years.

Austin Castle

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Austin Castle

Social Media Manager

Austin Castle has explored the intersections of people and technology for 10 years. As social media manager, he creates a range of marketing and editorial content for Webroot’s global audience.