Here’s Yahoo saying it was hacked much earlier than previously reported — and it is being sued 23 times so far for the breach

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Earlier this week on Election Day — a day absolutely guaranteed to take focus off it — Yahoo said in a regulatory filing that it had knowledge for two years that a “state-sponsored actor” was hacking into its system. Yahoo had suffered an enormous security breach that resulted in 500 million user accounts being breached. The details lifted by hackers from Yahoo servers included a wide variety of personal details such as names, birthdates and unprotected security questions and answers.

At the time, Yahoo had said that the hack was discovered in a “recent investigation” and its buyer Verizon had only been told that week. “The Company had identified that a state-sponsored actor had access to the Company’s network in late 2014,” said Yahoo in its filing.

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