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Yahoo triples data breach numbers to 3 billion accounts affected in 2013

October 4, 2017 Matt O’Brien - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON – Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year. The company announced Tuesday that

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Alleged Yahoo hacker Karim Baratov to forgo extradition hearing

August 21, 2017 Paola Loriggio - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HAMILTON – A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails will forgo his extradition hearing and go face the charges in the United States in what his lawyer has called an effort to speed up the legal process.
Karim Baratov signed documents agreeing to waive the hearing before a Hamilton judge on Friday, after weighing the decision for months.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Andrew Goodman warned Baratov that the move could leave him open to more charges in the U.S., prompting the 22-year-old’s lawyer to confirm…

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Ontario man indicted by U.S. grand jury for alleged Yahoo hack

March 16, 2017 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A Canadian man of Kazakh origins who appeared to live a lavish lifestyle in southern Ontario was arrested as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo that targeted American government officials, Russian journalists opposed to

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Yahoo suffers world’s biggest hack affecting one billion users

December 15, 2016 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history. The digital heist disclosed Wednesday

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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

September 27, 2016 Raphael Satter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON – As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo’s massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. While

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Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500 million accounts

September 23, 2016 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for Yahoo