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Yahoo Confirms Half A Billion User Accounts Hacked, Blames “State-Sponsored Actor” For Breach

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 22, 2016 2:37 PM

Earlier today we reported that based on a ReCode announcement, some 200 million Yahoo user accounts (yes, apparently Yahoo has that many users) may have been hacked. Moments ago, Yahoo confirmed the report, only it increased the total from 200 to 500 million, and- in keeping with all the recent Democratic Party hacks – blamed a “state-sponsored actor.”  Which is ironic because as we said this morning, “the latest massive data breach may or may not be blamed on Putin.” It looks like it just was.

Here is the official announcement:

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