Thursday, March 2, 2017

Yahoo confirms 32M accounts hacked as CEO forfeits annual bonus in apology

Yahoo continues its downhill slide as an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) confirmed more than 32 million accounts were breached in a cookie-forging attack dating back to 2015 and 2016. The news follows two separate massive breaches affecting over 500 million and one billion users in 2014 and 2013 respectively. While details remain inconclusive, the investigation asserts the attack could have been linked to the 2014 hackings to some extent. The breach involved a sophisticated attack vector that relied on cookie forgery to obtain access to user accounts. According to the filed documents, the affected cookies have since been invalidated. This is…

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