US Department of Justice indicted two Russian FSB spies and two hackers allegedly hired by the Kremlin to steal the personal information of some 500 million Yahoo! users in 2014, media reports said. This is the first time that the US government has presented charges regarding cyber-attacks against Russian officials.
US tech giant Yahoo's top lawyer, Ronald S. Bell, has resigned and its CEO Marissa Mayer lost her 2016 bonus after a board investigation of the 2014 theft of information on over 500 million user accounts, the media reported. Senior executives, company lawyers and information security staff were aware of the hack and also knew about subsequent attempts to break into the affected accounts in 2015 and 2016 but failed to "properly comprehend or investigate" the situation, Yahoo's board of directors said in a securities filing on Wednesday.
Yahoo has announced global content partnerships with some of Britain's premium publishing platforms, including the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Evening Standard and Hearst UK.
Warning that the declining number of girl child was a "disastrous signal for mankind", Supreme Court today directed search engines -- Google, Yahoo and Microsoft -- to set up in-house expert bodies "forthwith" to ensure deletion of materials which went against Indian laws prohibiting pre-natal sex determination. Expressing concern over the declining sex ratio, the apex court, however, assured the Indian arms of the multinational cyber giants that it would not initiate any contempt proceedings against them as the idea was to make them "responsive" to the local laws and concerns.
Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It's the latest development in the internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion users' data several years ago. It's not clear how many users were affected by the malicious activity, which involved the use of forged cookies -- strings of data which can be used to allow people to access online accounts without re-entering their passwords.
Yahoo on Tuesday launched Caller ID and photo upload features for its Yahoo Mail app that will help users identify a caller from their email contact list and also access their phone camera roll on a desktop. The new features are now available and users can update Yahoo Mail app in the App Store (iOS 4.13) and Google Play (Android 5.13). The new Caller ID feature will show a user who is calling even if the number is not saved in the smartphone, the company said in a statement.
Twitter on Saturday became the latest tech giant after Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google to release national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that forced them to reveal user data to the government. The tech companies have been speaking up since the last eight months about the NSLs "that came with gag orders that prevented Twitter from telling the public or the targeted users about the government's demands in two letters it received in 2015 and 2016", Tech Crunch reported.
Bye, bye Yahoo. Hello, Altaba. As the $5 million deal between Verizon and Yahoo comes to a close, the former internet giant is headed to lose its CEO, and along with it, its iconic name. When the largest US carrier decided to acquire Yahoo, it planned to take charge of its core internet businesses, including the once popular email service, sports verticals and apps. Now, the remainder of the company which wasn t sold has been renamed as Altaba - a derivation from Alibaba in which Yahoo owns a 15 percent stake.
Yahoo rolled out "read receipts" and typing indicator features -- similar to WhatsApp -- on its Messenger to allow users to be sure when their friends are checking their messages. With "read receipts", a user can see if the message has been read or not and it will also show the similar results for group chats.
Yahoo on Wednesday disclosed a new security breach that may have affected more than one billion accounts. The breach dates back to 2013 and is thought to be separate from a massive cyber security incident announced in September.
The Supreme Court on December 5 sought response from internet majors Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook on a plea seeking curbs on sharing of sexually offensive videos on social networking sites and steps to check cybercrimes. A bench of justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit issued notice to these companies and sought their reply on the plea by January 9.
The Supreme Court today sought response from internet majors Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook on a plea seeking curbs on sharing of sexual offence videos on social networking sites and steps to check cybercrimes. A bench of justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit issued notice to these companies and sought their reply on the plea by January 9. Advocate Aparna Bhatt, appearing for petitioner NGO Prajwala, said that rape videos are shot and posted on the social networking sites and the internet companies should take steps to curb such cybercrime.
Yahoo s this year s year-in review is here and it reveals some very interesting figures. The year-in review is a look back at the year s top trends, happenings and events, which caught the most attention by internet users in India. The figures that have been released now are based on users daily search habits and an editorial selection of what they read, recommended and shared most on Yahoo. According to the report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most searched politician in the year 2016. Modi is followed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft were today asked to "delete" within 36 hours the advertisements, hosted by them, pertaining to pre-natal sex determination in India by the Supreme Court which directed the Centre to appoint a nodal agency to monitor the websites. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said that the nodal agency would inform these search engines about any such advertisements on the websites and Indian arms of Google, Microsoft and Yahoo would delete them within 36 hours.
Yahoo-owned Flurry Analytics on Friday announced the availability of two advancements to the Yahoo mobile developer suite "Crash Analytics 2.0" and "Revenue Analytics". Crash Analytics provides developers information about application crashes, caught exceptions and logged errors, all in real time. With Flurry Crash Analytics 2.0, developers now have the power to compare the health of apps over the last year, survey the health of app collections over the last 24 hours, investigate and dive deep into the specifics of a given issue, including device details and symbolicated stack traces.
Yahoo Mail app for Android devices is now available in seven new Indian languages -- Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi -- the company announced.
In what might come across as an unusual allegation, Yahoo has been accused of gender discrimination against some of its employees. However, this time, it isn t the fairer sex who has faced illegal ousting or unfair treatment but a male employee who previously worked for the company. In a lawsuit, filed last week by
Yahoo has been in the limelight this year for all the wrong reasons. While the once search engine giant tries to revamp its Messenger app and Yahoo Mail, it has been a victim of a massive data breach this year and now it is accused of secretly scanning customer emails for US intelligence. It is reported that Yahoo had secretly built a custom software program last year to search emails of all its customers for specific information assigned by US intelligence officials. Yahoo has scanned hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts as it complied with a demand by the US government for the National Security Agency or FBI.
With a view to change the country s privacy laws, New Zealand authorities are now monitoring the Yahoo hack that affected up to 500 million user accounts, an official said. The Yahoo hack had affected a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts that New Zealand telecom giant Spark provided to users through its partnership with Yahoo. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said in a statement that the hack exemplified the international nature of privacy, with the US Federal Trade Commission and Irish Data Protection Commissioner already working together to make enquiries into the incident, Xinhua news agency reported.
Yahoo today announced what can easily be called a cyber catastrophe, where accounts of over 500 million users were compromised. During the ongoing investigation, the company s Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company s network in late 2014 by what Yahoo believes is a 'state-sponsored actor'. This massive attack, which affects so many people, has naturally raised quite a few questions as to who was actually behind the attack and what does the hack mean for users personal security. We have gathered everything that you need to know about the world s biggest online hack.