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Yahoo hack likely affected all 3bn users

Yahoo, the Internet company acquired by Verizon Communications this year, now believes a 2013 security breach exposed all three billion of its users at the time. The assessment, based on new intelligence obtained after the $4.5bn

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US government in pursuit of Yahoo hackers

US officials are planning to issue indictments related to the hacking attacks against Yahoo, according to a person briefed on the matter. The country’s department of justice is accusing four people of participating in massive online security

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How Yahoo came up with its new name

Yahoo, or rather what will be left of it once it has sold its operational Internet assets to Verizon Communications in a $4,8bn deal, will change its name to the rather obscure Altaba, the US company said in a regulatory filing

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Yahoo to change its name to Altaba

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is among six directors who plan to leave the board of the investment company that will be left after the closing of the proposed sale of Yahoo’s main Internet properties to Verizon Communications. The new company, a shareholder

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Yahoo sale likely still on track

The second major hack of Yahoo user accounts is unlikely to derail Verizon Communications’ US$4,8bn acquisition of the tech giant, with investors and the public becoming inured to near-daily disclosures

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A billion Yahoo accounts hacked

Yahoo disclosed a second major security breach that may have affected more than a billion user accounts, another blow to the company’s reputation as it nears the sale of its main Web businesses to Verizon Communications. The company

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AOL chief hopeful Yahoo deal will still close

Verizon’s US$4,8bn deal to acquire Yahoo and merge it with AOL has stalled following a widespread hack of 500m Yahoo users. But AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes the deal will ultimately close. “I’m cautiously optimistic that it will happen

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Facebook told to stop exploiting WhatsApp data

European Union privacy chiefs said Facebook must stop processing user data from its WhatsApp messaging service while they are investigating the privacy policy changes the company announced in August. The Article 29 Working Party

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Inside Yahoo’s massive data breach

In July, Yahoo received a report of a hacker claiming to have 280m user account credentials for sale on the black market. An initial investigation found no evidence to back that up, according to a person familiar with the probe. Claims like

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