Gone Phishing – 24” X 30” – Oil, found objects, and weed eater string on wood panel. This painting spun out of reading about the recent (or not so recent, depending on when you are reading this) newspaper article about the breech of security at Yahoo which netted personal information on over a BILLION account holders. I can’t believe that there are over a billion accounts at Yahoo now. That’s mind blowing. Anyway, here’s an excerpt the actual article I pulled the idea from:
Ripped From Today’s Headlines (New York Times)
SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo, already “reeling” from its September disclosure that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014, disclosed Wednesday December 14, 2106, that a different attack in 2013 compromised more than 1 billion accounts.
The two attacks are the largest known security breaches of one company’s computer network.
The newly disclosed 2013 attack involved sensitive user information, including names, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions that could be used to reset a password. Yahoo said it is forcing all of the affected users to change their passwords and it is invalidating unencrypted security questions — steps that it declined to take in September.