NEW YORK (AP/KDKA) – Yahoo says hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts.

The breach is reportedly separate from the hack that happened earlier this year.

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Yahoo says potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

The company says it believes bank-account information and payment-card data were not affected.

Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts.

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The company says it has taken steps to secure users accounts and is working with investigators.

Yahoo says users should review all of their online accounts for suspicious activity and to change their passwords and security questions.

More on the security breach here.

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