Still, after seeing several people have their Yahoo accounts hacked through no fault of their own, I realized that Yahoo was just a way for bad people to get access to your contact lists, your username, and password.
A recent investigation by Yahoo! Inc. has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor. The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers...Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen
Source: YahooYou can check to see if you've been "hacked" or "pwned" online via this aptly named web site at https://haveibeenpwned.com/
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