Yahoo made the news in August 2013, mysterious account hacks suddenly hit the company below the belt but made quick attempts to inform the public. Not only informing them but advising them to change their passwords for security purposes.
Now the company BT has appealed to the people who use BT Yahoo Mail; regular or seldom to replace their passwords on the system after Yahoo came public about the hacking and accepted that it had fallen victim to a another hacking attack in 2013.
In 2014 the company already testified that earlier this year it experienced a “data breach”. But that was data, company data, it wasn’t as urgent and dangerous as the recent hack this was people’s email, confidential things reside in emails.
Having just recovered from that mishap and temporary drawback, another hacking incident has fallen on their laps.
BT has contracted out its webmail service to a Canadian technology firm, meaning millions of Yahoo’s client base could possibly have had their personal information traded off with this tech firm.
This has then as a result, caused them to prescribe the preventive measure of changing to the users of the BT Yahoo Mail and giving a clear instruction that whoever hadn’t changed their passwords before August 2013 should do so “straight away” to avoid compromise.
Meanwhile some commend the speed of disbursing vital information to the public , others have found solace in widespread criticism, a US Democratic Senator confirming he presently has plans to investigate Yahoo’s cyber security measures.
The senator said ;”This most-recent revelation warrants a separate follow-up and I plan to press the company on why its cyber defenses have been so weak as to have compromised over a billion users,”