“Yahoo, which learned about the August 2013 hack last month, said it was separate from the massive breach announced in September. Yahoo attributed that attack, which compromised 500 million accounts, to a “state-sponsored actor,” but it has yet to identify the party responsible for the breach announced this week.” (Larson)
The sentence above discusses that Yahoo has undergone major hacking three years ago. What I found most interesting was that this article was dated December 16, 2016. Why would the Yahoo hacks that occurred in 2013 be covered now? One of the answers to this question could possibly have some relationship to the latest news that Russia hacked into John Podesta’s email. It is very important to understand why the encoder is posting at a specific time and what does that tell the reader.
Larson , Selena. “Hackers are selling Yahoo data on the dark web.” CNNMoney, Cable News Network, money.cnn.com/2016/12/16/technology/yahoo-for-sale-data-dark-web/index.html.