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Yahoo: 32 Million User Cookies Were Stolen

Yahoo executives didn’t understand the severity and scope of the 2014 attack that led to the theft of user data and, as a result, failed to investigate the incident as well as they should have, the company said in a regulatory filing. Attackers, who the company has said were state sponsored, compromised Yahoo’s network in […]

Yahoo Data Breach Highlights Defender’s Disadvantage

For the second time in less than three months, Yahoo has disclosed a massive data breach, and this is one for the record books. The company said more than one billion accounts are affected by the breach, and Yahoo officials still aren’t exactly sure how the attackers got in. On Wednesday evening, Yahoo CISO Bob […]

Yahoo Patches Critical XSS Flaw in Mail

There was a serious security flaw in the Yahoo Mail that enabled an attacker to attach malicious code to a victim’s outgoing messages or read any email in the victim’s inbox just by having the victim open a carefully crafted email. Yahoo patched the vulnerability last week, closing a hole that the researcher who discovered it […]

Yahoo Data Breach May Have Been Identified in 2014

Some Yahoo employees were aware that the company had been compromised as far back as 2014, even though Yahoo officials only disclosed the breach affecting 500 million users two months ago, the company said in a regulatory filing. The company also said that on Monday, law enforcement officials informed Yahoo that a hacker had come […]

Yahoo Asks Government to Clarify Whether it Ordered Email Scanning

In an odd twist to an already odd story, Yahoo officials have asked the Director of National Intelligence to confirm whether the federal government ordered the company to scan users’ emails for specific terms last year and if so, to declassify the order. The letter is the result of news reports earlier this month that detailed […]

Congress Wants Answers on Yahoo Email Scanning

Nearly 50 members of Congress are demanding information from the director of national intelligence about the email scanning order that the Department of Justice reportedly delivered to Yahoo last year. The order, which was revealed earlier this month in stories by Reuters, reportedly required the company to create a system that would inspect all incoming emails […]

Wyden, EFF Say Yahoo Mail Scanning Order Should be Released

The secret order the Department of Justice served on Yahoo last year to get the company to scan incoming emails for specific terms should be declassified and made public under the terms of the USA Freedom Act, experts say. Sometime in the early part of 2015, the Justice Department reportedly went to Yahoo officials with […]

Senators Demand Answers of Mayer on Yahoo Data Breach

Six Democratic senators are demanding answers from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer about the massive data breach that the company disclosed last week. The legislators want to know when Yahoo discovered the breach, which occurred in 2014, and why it took so long to disclose it to the public. The Yahoo data breach involves information from […]

500 Million Users Affected by Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo today confirmed that state-sponsored attackers compromised the company’s network in 2014, stealing data belonging to 500 million users. The stolen data includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, dates of birth, and security questions and answers, some of which were unencrypted. Yahoo officials said it doesn’t believe that bank account data, payment card […]