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Breaking: Yahoo Admits to Data Breach of 500 Million(!) User Accounts

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Yahoo has revealed that information related to at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in a 2014 incident. The perpetrator, the company believes, was a state-sponsored hacker. In a significant announcement, Yahoo has revealed that the information of some 500 million user accounts have been impacted and stolen from...

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Report: Yahoo! Will Confirm “Massive” Data Breach

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Yahoo! is expected to confirm its unwelcome distinction of being the victim of the largest data breach on record. A report has the tech giant is expected to disclose details of a hack that has affected some 200 million Yahoo users.

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Business

How The Mighty Have Fallen: Yahoo! Turns To Google for Advertising Pact

Posted on October 22nd, 2015.

Many of the early pioneers of the web are now shells of their former selves. Lycos, Excite, and others no longer have any real relevance. This is not to mention the thousands of other sites that were relevant to users of the early web. Some have survived, such as some of the first major eCommerce efforts, like eBay and Amazon. But Yahoo!...

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Yahoo Used by Hackers to Spread Malware to Millions of Users

Posted on August 4th, 2015.

The ad network used by Yahoo’s biggest domains including Yahoo.com among other frequently visited websites was the target of a cybercriminal group to spread malware to hundreds of millions of Yahoo visitors. Advertising across several of Yahoo’s biggest domains including Yahoo.com and the company’s sports, finance, celebrity and game...

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Yahoo Has Paid Out $1 Million to Security Researchers

Posted on July 31st, 2015.

According to a new post by Yahoo’s interim CISO, Ramses Martinez, the company’s budding bug report incentive program has now paid over $1 million. Some of the rewards have been as high as $15,000, and the lowest possible reward is $150. In the early days of Yahoo, the company would give a bug finder $12.50, no matter how...

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Business

Yahoo Aims To Redefine Instant Messaging

Posted on July 30th, 2015.

To compete with SnapChat and WhatsApp, Yahoo has launched Livetext, an app that lets the user send video and text, but not audio. The company hopes to create a new paradigm that centers around real reactions. The app has already been available in some international markets, but now Yahoo will be making it available in the US, the UK,...

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Yahoo Demos Password-Free Logins and End-To-Encrypted Email

Posted on March 18th, 2015.

It’s no secret that governments around the world are doing their best to snoop on civilian communications. Intelligence organisations like the NSA and CIA have tried everything, from infecting hard drive firmware to targeting popular mobile devices. Since Edward Snowden’s reports about government surveillance, technology...

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Companies

Bing and Yahoo Search Outage Caused by Faulty Code Update

Posted on January 3rd, 2015.

On Friday, January 2nd, a few of Microsoft’s online services, including Bing and Live.com, suffered outages for about 20 minutes. Yahoo Search, which is actually powered by Bing under a 10-year deal announced in 2009, also went offline. Given the current trend of hackers taking down online services, it might be tempting to conclude...