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 […]

Data loss

Yahoo Hackers Selling the 1 Billion Stolen Accounts for $300,000

December 19, 2016

Via: Softpedia

Andrew Komarov, chief intelligence office at security firm InfoArmor, said two of the buyers were “prominent spammers,” while the third is believed to be involved in espionage attacks and might be planning to use the 1 billion accounts for similar […]

Cyber warfare

Yahoo Hack Shows Data’s Use for Information Warfare

December 16, 2016

Via: Security Week

The 2013 hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyber attacks can be exploited for espionage and information warfare, as well as for profit. The breach, disclosed Wednesday, is the largest on […]

Data loss

Yahoo Reveals Another 1 Billion Accounts Got Hacked

December 15, 2016

Via: Softpedia

Yahoo has just confirmed that more than 1 billion accounts got hacked in 2013 by what the company believes to be a “state-sponsored actor” that was also responsible for breaching 500 million accounts in a separate attack that the firm […]

Email security, Vulnerabilities

Critical Yahoo Mail Security Flaw Allowed Hackers to Access Any Account

December 12, 2016

Via: Softpedia

ahoo Mail can hardly be considered a secure email service after the parent company experienced a massive breach exposing 500 million accounts in 2014 but decided to keep it secret, and yet, every new vulnerability is still worrying for its […]

Privacy protection

Yahoo asks US government for clarity on email scanning controversy

October 21, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

Yahoo is asking that the U.S. government set the record straight on requests for user data, following reports saying the internet company has secretly scanned customer emails for terrorism-related information. On Wednesday, Yahoo sent a letter to the Director of National […]

Data loss

Lawmakers press Lynch for briefing on Yahoo secret email scanning reports

October 17, 2016

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for a briefing by Attorney General Loretta Lynch on reports that Yahoo searched all of its users emails at the behest of the U.S. government. Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) […]

Data loss

Report: Secret software on Yahoo email gave government more control

October 10, 2016

Via: The Hill

Software that Yahoo installed at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI may have been more malicious than originally reported, Motherboard reports. A New York Times story asserted that Yahoo developed software to search all emails for signatures […]

Data loss

Yahoo calls report of secret email scanning ‘misleading’

October 6, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

Yahoo has called a Reuters article about a secret email scanning program “misleading,” and said no such system exists. On Tuesday, the Reuters article claimed that Yahoo had created the custom software program after receiving a classified U.S. government order. […]

Data loss, Hacker

Yahoo Hacked by Cybercrime Gang, Security Firm Reports

October 3, 2016

Via: DataBreach Today

The record-breaking Yahoo breach wasn’t perpetrated by nation-state attackers, as Yahoo has claimed, but rather by a group of “professional blackhats from Eastern Europe” who are also suspected of stealing and reselling customer data from LinkedIn, MySpace and Tumblr, according […]

Data loss, Privacy protection, Security

Think changing your Yahoo password is enough? Think again…

September 30, 2016

Via: TrendMicro Blog

With the recent announcement of more than 500 million accounts impacted by a security breach, many Yahoo users have been changing their passwords. After all, that’s the official guidance. However, as ZDI’s Simon Zuckerbraun points out, a new password isn’t enough. […]