Tag: Yahoo

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Apple and Netflix most imitated brands in phishing attacks

April 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

A tenth of all brand phishing attempts seen in the first three months of 2020 related to Apple, an 8% rise over the previous calendar quarter, as cyber criminals capitalised on the firm’s powerful brand recognition, according to statistics compiled […]

Network security

Former Yahoo Programmer Pleads Guilty to Hacking User Accounts

October 1, 2019

Via: Security Week

A former Yahoo software engineer has admitted in court to hacking into the accounts of thousands of the platform’s users. The man, Reyes Daniel Ruiz, 34, of Tracy, California, pleaded guilty to accessing about 6,000 Yahoo accounts, in search of […]

Application security, Network security, Security

Yahoo Offers $117.5M Settlement in Data Breach Lawsuit

April 11, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Yahoo is offering to cough up $117.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its massive data breaches that compromised the personal information of three billion users. The new $117.5 million settlement, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in San […]

Network security

Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

October 24, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

The now-defunct Yahoo has reached a $50 million settlement with 200 million U.S. residents whose personal data was stolen in the biggest known data breach in history. Customers will also get two years’ worth of free credit monitoring. Hackers compromised […]

Network security, Privacy protection

Yahoo settles for $47 million in litigation following data breach of 3 billion accounts

September 19, 2018

Via: Hot for Security

Everyone remembers the Yahoo breach — it was simply historical and created mass hysteria at the time. The company ultimately confirmed in late 2017 that, following an alleged state-sponsored attack, all user accounts had been breached – that is 3 […]

Network security

Judge clears way for breach victims to sue Yahoo

March 13, 2018

Via: The Hill

A federal judge ruled that individuals affected by the Yahoo data breaches can sue the company. Judge Lucy Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday ruled against a motion from Verizon, which bought […]


Yahoo breach exposes the drawbacks of state-sponsored hacking

March 17, 2017

Via: CIO

When governments turn to private hackers to carry out state-sponsored attacks, as the FBI alleges Russia did in the 2014 breach of Yahoo, they’re taking a big risk. On the one hand, it gives them a bit of plausible deniability […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing

Yahoo Users – Beware of Phishing Attempts

February 8, 2017

Via: Zone Alarm

There has been a lot of trouble for Yahoo users lately since they announced there was a breach of 1 billion Yahoo accounts in August 2013, and then in September released a statement that in 2014 an additional 500 million […]

Data loss

Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

January 27, 2017

Via: We Live Security

Internet giant Yahoo has confirmed it is to be investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with two major data breaches discovered at the company last year. In a November 2016 quarterly filing, the company said […]

Access control, Data loss, Editorial

Yahoo breaches – what were the signs?

December 21, 2016

Via: Russel Edwards

Yahoo breaches have become similar to Adobe Flash patches – one seems to hear about them endlessly. The company strives to explain and investigate. Yet there is even more to add to the damage report as time goes by. On […]