Yahoo! Data Breach (What your Business Needs to Know)

This week it was announced that the biggest Data breach in History occurred when 500 million user credentials were hacked from Yahoo!s servers.

This can affect anyone with a Sky, BT and Yahoo! account. Understandably this is of concern to anyone that uses these platforms but there may be little need to worry.

Firstly this data breach occurred in 2014 and was only announced this week so there’s a very good chance that if anyone were to use your details they would have already done so by now, however!

It would be wise to change your password if you haven’t done so already, 500 million is a big number and if hacker are working through the list they may not have reached you yet.

That said this is believe to be a state sponsored attack and therefore unlikely to be a case of criminal looking to steal your identity.

What could this mean for your business?

Yahoo! own Flickr and Tumblr and it’s believed that if the passwords used on here are similar to passwords on you company emails then you may have a security issue by association, plus Passwords can be changed but answers to security questions (such as mother’s maiden name) can’t be, implementing two-factor authentication might be a sensible approach now if you haven’t already.

To discuss any potential security issues for your business please give us a call on 01937 586888 and we’d be more than happy to give some advice.

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