POOR OLD Yahoo can't catch a break after users reported that its webmail service appears to be down.
Some here at the INQUIRER are unable to access Yahoo Mail, while others have flocked to Twitter to moan that it's not currently accessible.
@YahooCare Yo! When will Yahoo! Mail be back up in the UK! I have important files to access TODAY! Time to switch to another provider is it?— Demitrius Gilhooley (@TheDemitrius) September 27, 2016
Yahoo mail down again... it's okay I don't need it to do my job or anything... pic.twitter.com/e1A3BZyMa1— Kathryn Heap (@kathrynxjane) September 27, 2016
Yahoo has acknowledged the problem, but hasn't yet said when it's likely to be fixed.
"We are aware that some Yahoo Mail users are currently experiencing issues. We apologise to those affected and are working quickly to fix it," the firm said.
This outage couldn't come at a worse time for Yahoo. The firm admitted last week that 500 million users may have been affected by a data breach that hit the company in 2014. Yes, 2014.
"A recent investigation by Yahoo has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company's network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor," said Bob Lord, chief information security officer at Yahoo, in a statement that must have felt sooooo good to get off his chest.
"The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers." µ
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