Verizon learned of massive Yahoo data breach just two days ago
Verizon, which is finalizing its $4.8 billion purchase of Yahoo, said late Thursday it was notified of the massive data breach at Yahoo only in the last two days.
Verizon said it would evaluate what it will do next. In an emailed statement, the company acknowledged that it now has only “limited information and understanding of the impact” of the hack.
Yahoo earlier in the day blamed the attack on a “state-sponsored actor”without further elaboration and said its ongoing investigation indicates that information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen.