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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
FBI says Yahoo hack likely began with a spear phishing email to a “semi-privileged” Yahoo employee   —  Unwitting sysadmin or other employee was conned out of credentials, FBI theorizes.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The indictment unsealed Wednesday by US authorities against two agents …
Mar 15, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Department of Justice indicts three Russians, including two intelligence agency employees, and a Canadian in connection with 2014 Yahoo breach   —  Two members of a Russian intelligence agency “protected, directed, facilitated, and paid” hackers to break into Yahoo's systems in 2014 …
Mar 15, 2017, 11:47 AMIn context
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Source: Department of Justice to indict four people, one in Canada and three in Russia, in connection with 2013 Yahoo data breach   —  U.S. officials are planning to issue indictments related to the hacking attacks against Yahoo! Inc., according to a person briefed on the matter.
Mar 14, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
On February 1, Verizon sought a $925M discount on Yahoo purchase, before settling for a $350M price cut, according to a regulatory filing   —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon initially thought the biggest data breaches in internet history merited a $925 million discount on its acquisition …
Mar 13, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Marissa Mayer to get $23M severance package; Thomas McInerney, former CFO of Barry Diller's IAC, to take over as CEO of Altaba following Verizon deal close   —  Marissa Mayer, who is set to lose her job as Yahoo CEO following the closing of the Verizon acquisition of the internet company's operating businesses …
Mar 13, 2017, 10:25 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, 26 of which were specifically targeted, and was linked to the state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach   —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo's head lawyer Ron Bell was fired over 2014 breach; CEO Marissa Mayer lost cash bonuses from 2016 and stock awards in 2017   —  The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs — at the top.  —  Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has gotten her pay docked …
Mar 1, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Shelly Hagan / Bloomberg:
Tech giants including Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Yahoo criticize Trump's reversal of protections for transgender students   —  Companies from Apple to Lyft have issued statements following the administration's announcement on Wednesday.  —  by
Feb 23, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Verizon Communications Inc.:
Verizon and Yahoo reduce price of acquisition deal by $350M, now valued at about $4.48B, and will evenly split cost of data breaches   —  NEW YORK, NY and SUNNYVALE, CA - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced that they have amended …
Feb 21, 2017, 8:12 AMIn context
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon and Yahoo agree to cut as much as $350M off the $4.83B deal and evenly split costs from data breaches   —  Companies are expected to announce revised agreement  —  Verizon Communications Inc. outbid several suitors to buy Yahoo Inc.'s struggling internet business last year.
Feb 21, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context

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