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Yahoo set to confirm massive data breach: Recode

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Yahoo Inc will confirm this week a massive data breach of its service, technology news website Recode reported on Thursday, citing several sources close to the situation.

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The breach exposed several hundred million user accounts, Recode reported.

Verizon Communications Inc bought Yahoo's core internet properties, including Yahoo search and Yahoo mail, for $4.83 billion in July.

Yahoo could not be immediately reached for comment.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)