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Yahoo — or, rather, its users — have not been doing very well recently when it comes to security. Having already revealed details of a huge historic attack that led to the theft of details for millions of accounts, Yahoo is now…
Yahoo — or, rather, its users — have not been doing very well recently when it comes to security. Having already revealed details of a huge historic attack that led to the theft of details for millions of accounts, Yahoo is now notifying an unknown number of users that their accounts may have been breached by hackers using forged cookies.
At the same time, Bloomberg is suggesting that the impending deal with Verizon has been renegotiated. The latest revelations coupled with the previous security issues could have just cost Yahoo $250 million.
As noted by HelpNetSecurity , news of this particular security breach is not exactly new as it was included in an SEC filing in November. However, it was somewhat overshadowed by the news of the larger breach , and therefore went largely unnoticed. But alerts are now only just being sent out to users who may have been affected by the attack which dates back to “2015 or 2016”.
In the alert, Yahoo says:
It remains to be seen what Yahoo intends to do to bolster its security, but in the meantime a report from Bloomberg says that the company’s security issues have resulted in a renegotiated deal with Verizon that slashes $250 million off the price. Bloomberg also says:
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