Yahoo to admit to data breach affecting hundreds of millions of users: report

Yahoo Inc. this week is expected to confirm a data breach that exposed several hundred million user accounts, according to a Recode report citing unnamed sources.

The confirmation would come after a hacker known as “Peace” claimed last month to have details for about 200 million Yahoo accounts.

Such an announcement would have implications for the planned $4.8 billion sale of Yahoo’s core business to Verizon Communications Inc. VZ, +1.17% , noted the report by Recode’s Kara Swisher, who is known for her Yahoo YHOO, +3.15% scoops.

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