It’s probably a good time to change your password. Again.
Yahoo announced Wednesday that more than one billion user accounts had data stolen from them in August of 2013. The Boston Globe reported that this information included names, email addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and answers to security questions, but according to the company did not include credit card numbers, clear text passwords or bank account information.
Back in September, Yahoo announced a different hack that affected about 500 million accounts.
“We are notifying potentially affected users and have taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords,” the statement said.
Just last July, Verizon reached an agreement to buy the company for $4.83 billion and said they are monitoring the situation. “As we’ve said all along, we will evaluate the situation as Yahoo continues its investigation,” the statement said. “We will review the impact of this new development before reaching any final conclusions.”
You can find more information about the security hack here.