yahoo

  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo’s billion account database for sale on the black market

    The records of more than one billion Yahoo users, secretly stolen from the site in 2013 but only brought to the world’s attention this month, have reportedly been sold on the computer underground. InfoArmor’s Andrew Komarov told the New York Times that his firm has uncovered that the valuable...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo breach: I’ve closed my account because it used MD5 to hash my password

    This morning I received an email from Yahoo entitled “Important Security Information for Yahoo Users”. Five minutes later I’d closed my account. The email was Yahoo’s admission that I was one of 1bn victims in a data breach of staggering proportions. It wasn’t that this could be the biggest...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo Confirms Another Major Data Breach; More Than 1 Billion Users Affected

    Remember how, just three months ago, Yahoo had to admit that data for more than 500 million of its users had been compromised in 2014? It seems ridiculous to refer to something that hit 500 million people as the smaller of anything, but it turns out that was only the second overwhelmingly huge...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo flaw, now fixed, allowed hackers to access any user’s email

    Yahoo has fixed a critical cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that could have been exploited by hackers to access any Yahoo Mail user’s private emails. If left unpatched, the vulnerability could have potentially put an estimated 300 million Yahoo Mail accounts at risk. The security flaw...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo admits data breach may affect Verizon acquisition

    In its latest SEC filing, Yahoo admits some people knew of the 2014 breach shortly after, that the true cost of the breach is still unknown, and that the breach could affect its deal with Verizon. Yahoo has for the first time admitted that staff knew about the data breach two years before it...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How To Delete Your Yahoo Account

    Let's start at the beginning. In August 2016, we learned that a hacker known as Peace was offering for sale 200 million Yahoo user accounts on the dark web. More than a month later, the American tech company gave us some more awful news: a "state-sponsored actor" had hacked its computer system...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Verizon is playing hard ball with Yahoo after hack

    Verizon could reduce the price it will pay to acquire Yahoo, or walk away from the deal completely. That could happen if Verizon cannot be reassured that the consequences of Yahoo's massive data breach hasn't had a material impact on the troubled search engine's business, reports BBC News: A...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo won’t let you forward your emails to another service – but why?

    Yahoo has really been in the firing line in the past few weeks. First came the news that the company had confirmed a data breach of half a billion (5 × 108) records. The age of the breach was as worrying as its size: the data was stolen back in 2014, but Yahoo only reported it recently. The...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    It's time to close your Yahoo account

    Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government directive, scanning...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo Security Alert: Resetting Password Isn't Enough

    If you're a Yahoo user, you already know that 500 million Yahoo accounts were compromised by malicious hackers, and that you should reset your Yahoo password. What Yahoo didn't tell you was that you may also need to unlink, and then relink, all the mobile devices that access your Yahoo account...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo could have reset all user passwords two years ago, but chose not to

    The New York Times has published a story quoting unnamed Yahoo insiders, and it doesn't paint a pretty picture of the firm's security priorities. There's lot to ponder in the article, but one thing that sprung out to me was a section which described how CEO Marissa Mayer clashed with Yahoo CISO...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo Facing Lawsuits, Senate Inquiry, Possibly Merger Issues After Massive Data Breach

    Last week was pretty rough for Yahoo, which confirmed on Thursday that it suffered a major data breach affecting more than half a billion (yes, with a B) users. Now 500 million people with Yahoo accounts are trying to figure out what to do next… but they’re not the only ones. Courtrooms As you...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo is being sued over its massive hack

    As The Register reports, Yahoo is being sued after disclosing that hackers stole at least 500 million user records two years ago: Two Yahoo! users in San Diego, California, filed on Friday a class-action claim against the troubled web biz: Yahoo! is accused of failing to take due care of...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What to do if you've ever had a Yahoo account

    Yesterday, Yahoo confirmed a data breach affecting 500 million accounts, including logins, names, logins, birthdays, and security questions. The good news is that the passwords were encrypted with a strong hash algorithm, so they’re relatively protected for now. The bad news is, the breach...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo Confirms Massive Data Breach; At Least 500 Million Users Affected

    As was rumored this morning, so it has come to pass. Yahoo has confirmed a massive data breach — and it’s far, far bigger than anyone guessed at first. The breach affects “at least 500 million” users, Yahoo confirmed today. Yes, that’s more than half a billion, with a B, people. The data...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Report: Yahoo To Confirm Major Data Breach Affecting At Least 200M Accounts

    Remember how, earlier this summer, a hacker claimed be selling, credentials for at least 200 million Yahoo accounts? Well, unfortunately for hundreds of millions of Yahoo users, and the company itself, the hack appears to be legitimate — and bad. Tech site Recode reports this morning that Yahoo...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Hacker Claims To Be Selling Stolen Info For 200 Million Yahoo Accounts

    After a rash of account breaches on social media networks like MySpace, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter, the latest site to fall victim to hackers seems to be Yahoo, with a hacker claiming he’s got account information for 200 million users and is selling those credentials on the internet’s black...
  18. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo enters deal to display Google search results

    Yahoo disclosed the details of a new search deal it's formed with Google after releasing its third-quarter earnings results today. Under the terms of a new arrangement effective October 1st and lasting until the end of 2018, Google will provide Yahoo with search ads, algorithmic search, and...