After reports in the news of huge companies suffering cyber attacks, Yahoo have said that one billion user accounts may have been subject to hacking in attacks that date back to 2013. Yahoo said it “believes an unauthorised third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts”.

The three year old hack was only discovered as part of continuing investigations into a 2014 breach – meaning that without these investigations the company may never have found out about the breach at all. This puts worry into users of Yahoo that their data may have been compromised unknowingly multiple times over the years.

This gives greater enforcement behind the need for businesses to regard cyber security with a bigger importance – particularly when it comes to the handling of personal client data.

The HBRF is striving to educate businesses on how it is best to control cyber security.

Find out more about the Yahoo hacking here.