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The Yahoo! Hack Goes From Bad to Worse

Victims included FBI, CIA, NSA, and White House staffers | “It may really destroy your privacy ... without your knowledge”

When Yahoo! disclosed in September that some 500 million of its e-mail accounts had been compromised by hackers two years earlier, it sure sounded like that was the bad news. On Dec. 14 the company revealed that it wasn’t. In 2013 another intrusion had exposed more than 1 billion accounts. And it gets worse.

More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the victims of the 2013 breach, and their names, passwords, phone numbers, answers to security

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