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Yahoo Admits 3 Billion Accounts Were Breached in Earlier Attack

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over a year ago, Yahoo (back when it still existed) admitted up to a billion of its email accounts were breached in a massive attack. Evidence then surfaced that the attack was made much easier by Yahoo’s refusal to adopt basic security protocols or to improve its service, out of fear that these changes would drive its users to Gmail or Hotmail, its primary competitors. Now, the company has admitted it wasn’t one billion accounts ...

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All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Hacked, Company Reveals

Earlier this year, Yahoo announced that 1 billion of its accounts were hacked. That made it the single-largest data breach ever in terms of the number of accounts. Today, Yahoo announced that it was even worse. All 3 billion of its accounts were compromised. Yahoo said in a news release that it “obtained new intelligence” with the help of of “outside forensic experts.” Based on this new information, Yahoo can now say that “all Yahoo user accounts were affected” by the August 2013 breach. Stolen user account data did not ...

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All 3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Were Hacked, Company Confirms

Earlier this year, Yahoo announced that 1 billion of its accounts were hacked. That made it the single-largest data breach ever in terms of the number of accounts. Today, Yahoo announced that it was even worse. All 3 billion of its accounts were compromised. Yahoo said in a news release that it “obtained new intelligence” with the help of of “outside forensic experts.” Based on this new information, Yahoo can now say that “all Yahoo user accounts were affected” by the August 2013 breach. Stolen user account data did not ...

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So long, Yahoo. Hello … Altaba?

Timeline: The rise and fall of Yahoo What on earth is Altaba? This odd-sounding moniker (AltabaVista? Jessica Altaba?) is the new name for what’s left of Yahoo. The core business of Yahoo is now owned by Verizon — and it is becoming part of a separate unit of the telecom giant called Oath, which also includes AOL. But Yahoo shares are still trading on Wall Street. Sorta. Yahoo sold its digital properties, like its fantasy sports, finance and news websites, as well as Yahoo Mail, Tumblr and Flickr, to Verizon(VZ, ...

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Marissa Mayer leaves Yahoo with nearly $260 million

Timeline: The rise and fall of Yahoo All of the websites owned by Yahoo are now officially part of Verizon. And former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who famously left Google to take over the Purple Portal, is walking away from the company with a pretty sweet deal. Nearly $ 260 million. According to recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayer owned about 4.5 million shares of Yahoo, including options and restricted stock units. Yahoo(YHOO, Tech30) stock was trading at about $ 52.50 midday Tuesday. So that makes Mayer’s ...

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Who the Russian hackers targeted when they stole Yahoo emails

DOJ: Russian agents behind Yahoo cyberattack Two Russian spies and two notorious cybercriminals hacked Yahoo and used the stolen information for targeted attacks, according to indictments the Justice Department announced on Wednesday. According to court documents, the hackers — who allegedly compromised 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014, in one of the largest breaches in history — targeted people through both individual hacks and spam campaigns that impacted a broader audience. The specific individuals targeted included diplomats, executives and an investigative reporter. The hackers also launched campaigns against large groups ...

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FBI charges Russian spies over Yahoo hack

When the news of Yahoo’s massive hack began to break last year — we can forgive you if you don’t remember which one that is, since there’ve been so many — the company attempted to perform damage control by claiming this was the work of foreign operatives. These claims were initially met with disdain — there was no evidence, at the time, of foreign involvement. Now the FBI says that there was, and it’s named a group of hackers to its “most wanted” list: Karim Baratov, 22, a Canadian and ...

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Yahoo now expects sale to Verizon to be delayed

Timeline: The rise and fall of Yahoo It’s the saga that never ends. Yahoo’s (YHOO, Tech30) sale to Verizon (VZ, Tech30) is now expected to close in the second quarter of this year, a delay from initial plans to close the deal this quarter. “Given work required to meet closing conditions, the transaction is now expected to close in Q2 of 2017,” Yahoo said in a statement included in its fourth quarter earnings report. “The company is working expeditiously to close the transaction as soon as practicable in Q2.” The ...

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Auto sector shines; Pound slumps; Yahoo in focus

Click chart for in-depth premarket data. 1. Auto sector shines: Top global automakers are going to be in the headlines throughout the day as they make announcements at the Detroit auto show. General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra will be presenting details on her expectations for the company and sector. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Marissa Mayer to resign from Yahoo board after sale

Timeline: The rise and fall of Yahoo Marissa Mayer will step down from Yahoo’s board of directors if its sale to Verizon goes through, according to a company filing on Monday. The Yahoo CEO’s pending resignation from the board is part of a broader restructuring. After completing the $ 4.8 billion sale of its core Internet assets to Verizon (VZ, Tech30), what remains of Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) will effectively be converted into an investment company for its Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) holdings. Fittingly, that company will be renamed Altaba, according to ...

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