Gavin Millard says that while having a regulation such as the EU GDPR in place would have reduced the chance of a breach the size of Yahoo!, practicing good cyber-hygiene and timely disclosure have the best effects when dealing with any major breach that compromises personal data.
A filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed that Yahoo knew about the hack which stole details of 500 million of its users back in 2014.
A privacy-focused search engine, Startpage.com, will no longer be including Yahoo search results in its work.
Patent reveals firm wants to use billboards to collect people's information
The CEO of Verizon said on Monday that the telecommunications giant is still on track to acquire Yahoo, despite a massive breach of Yahoo.
At the behest of a directive handed down by US intelligence officials, Yahoo built a custom software program in secret to dig through the emails of all of its customers.
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The security firm InfoArmor believes the Yahoo! data breach far exceeds the 500 million number, that the hack was accomplished by a cyber-gang, not a nation-state, and that overall about 3.5 billion user records have been stolen over the years.
James Henry looks at the Yahoo! Incident within the context of other mega breaches to look at the trends and where security is failing.
Yahoo is being sued by a customer who is angry that the web giant did not do enough to protect his personal data
One day after Yahoo disclosed one of the largest data breaches in history, Internet and data security experts continue to weigh in on the historic incident that compromised over 500 million user accounts. To that end, SC presents three key questions...
Yahoo! has confirmed a major data breach of its systems, with the number of users affected standing at 500 million. It is currently suspected to be a state-sponsored attack, as it has similarities to other Russian attacks.
Yahoo and the company's users may be facing a data breach of epic proportions if a hacker who claims to be hawking 200 million Yahoo account credentials is proven true.
Yahoo has redesigned its mobile mail app and it doesn't need a password.
Hackers who previously exploited vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash have now used advertising on Yahoo's largest websites to distribute malware to billions, according to researchers at Malwarebytes.
Hackers who previously exploited vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash have now used advertising on Yahoo's largest websites to distribute malware to billions.
Malvertising on the Yahoo sites, discovered by Malwarebytes, has now been tackled, but the potential level of exposure was massive.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes that unbreakable encryption will become reality in 'our lifetime'.
German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.
New Trojan malware that targets Facebook and Yahoo instant messaging users has attacked more than 1,000 systems across several countries including the UK in the past two weeks.
Yahoo has urged customers to change their email passwords after confirming that hackers tried to gain access to Yahoo Mail accounts.
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn have won a U.S. court battle which allows them to disclose the number of requests they receive from the NSA, FBI and other government agencies.
Chief execs from some of the world's biggest companies spoke in depth on online privacy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Yahoo.com website may have encountered malware from the website's own advertising servers, according to security experts.
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