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

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 it was “cooperating with federal, state and foreign” agencies, including the SEC, as first revealed … More Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history’. The company said it believes that the sensitive information – which includes names, email addresses, hashed passwords and phone numbers – was stolen from its network in late 2014 … More Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…

Earlier this month, Tumblr revealed that it had recently become aware that user addresses and salted and hashed passwords dating back to 2013 had fallen into the hands of hackers. We recently learned that a third party had obtained access to a set of Tumblr user email addresses with salted and hashed passwords from early … More 65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…