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The Yahoo hacking disclosure revises sharply upward the initial estimate of one billion Yahoo accounts affected. PHOTO: REUTERS

Hack in 2013 hit all 3 billion Yahoo accounts, says company

A 2013 hack affected all three billion accounts at Yahoo, the online giant's parent company said on Tuesday, following a new analysis of the incident.

The disclosure from Verizon, which acquired Yahoo's online assets earlier this year, revised sharply upward the initial estimate of one billion accounts affected.

The statement said that the estimate is based on "new intelligence" following an investigation with the assistance of outside forensic experts into the incident in August 2013.

Yahoo, which was once one of the leading Internet firms, sold its main online operations to Verizon in a deal that closed in June for US$4.48 billion (S$6.1 billion).


Donald Trump compares Puerto Rico death toll to Hurricane Katrina's, says residents should be 'proud'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday told officials in Puerto Rico that they should be proud that only 16 people died in Hurricane Maria, compared with the "thousands" killed in "a real catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina."

"Sixteen versus in the thousands," Trump said, during his first visit to the island after the storm, after asking one of the officials what the death count was.

"You can be very proud of your people and all of our people working together."


Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen 'had films of beheaded women'

Videos of women being decapitated alive have been found on the hard drive of a maverick Danish inventor accused of murdering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-made submarine, the prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Accused of Kim Wall's death and desecrating her body by throwing it overboard, self-taught engineer Peter Madsen appeared in court where his custody was extended until Oct 31.

Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen told the court on Tuesday that a hard disk found in Madsen's workshop contained fetish films in which real women were tortured, decapitated and burned.


Chanel goes aquatic as Vuitton channels ancien regime rock chic

Karl Lagerfeld built a huge waterfall and flooded the vast Grand Palais for his spectacular Chanel show on Tuesday - the final day of Paris Fashion Week.

The veteran designer sent out an army of "water nymphs" and modish mermaids in glittering white and blue-green outfits along a catwalk that snaked over an 85m-long recreation of the Gorges du Verdon in the mountains of Provence, where Chanel grows the jasmine and May rose flowers that go into its perfumes.

At Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, designer Nicolas Ghesquiere channelled Versailles with ancien regime 18th-century tailcoats which he matched with silk sports shorts.


Tennis: 'Very happy' Nadal survives Beijing scare

World number one Rafael Nadal saved two match points to avoid a shock defeat in the first round of the China Open, seeing off Lucas Pouille in three sets on Tuesday.

The Frenchman broke Nadal on the way to taking the first set 6-4 and the world number 23 came within a whisker of sealing an upset when the second set went to a tie break.

But Nadal, 31, with the Beijing crowd backing him on the outdoor hard court, held his nerve when twice staring defeat in the face and fought back to win the tie break 8-6.


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