Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2050 Yahoo says 32m user accounts were accessed via cookie forging attack
Yahoo has said that an unauthorised third party accessed the company's proprietary code to learn how to forge certain cookies, which it said resulted in an intruder accessing approximately 32 million user accounts without a password.

"The outside forensic experts have identified approximately 32 million user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were used or taken in 2015 and 2016," Yahoo disclosed in its annual report, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday.

"We believe that some of this activity is connected to the same state-sponsored actor believed to be responsible for the 2014 security incident."
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#2050 Yahoo says 32m user accounts were accessed via cookie forging attack
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