Reply To: 17 Dec 16 – Hackers Stole 1 Billion Yahoo! Accounts

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HotDawg
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Where are the system administrators when these hacks are going on? It would seem like 1 billion profiles being accessed would take a lot of internet traffic. Far more than what would be a normal amount. Shouldn’t that raise a few flags?

I have several Yahoo! accounts, being the administrator for several Yahoo! groups, and also a member of other groups. In my case, I think the only thing of importance would be the usernames and passwords I have used, and maybe the email addresses I’ve supplied.

Yahoo! is supposed to be contacting the users that had their information compromised, and so far I’ve heard nothing. Do they really know which records were accessed? Or is this a ploy to get in the news?