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Three Billion Users Impacted Following Massive Data Breach

November 1, 2017 Blog,Data Breaches

Verizon Communications, which acquired Internet giant Yahoo Inc. earlier this year, recently revealed that that a 2013 data breach affected all three billion of Yahoo’s user accounts. Read More

The number is triple the previously reported figure — this latest disclosure comes just four months after Verizon acquired Yahoo for $4.48 billion. Yahoo is now part of a Verizon division called Oath. Read More

Last year, Yahoo announced it had been the victim of an unprecedented hack in 2013 — possibly by a state-sponsored actor. Among the data retrieved: names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

Hackers also obtained the security questions and backup email addresses used to reset lost passwords — valuable information for someone trying to break into other accounts owned by the same user, and especially useful to digital thieves trying to break into government computer systems internationally. Read More

Last year CaseyGerry announced it had filed a class action lawsuit against Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo in the aftermath of the data breach – alleging that the company put users at risk for identity theft and failed to notify them in a timely fashion about the unprecedented hack. Read More

Soon after our partner Gayle M. Blatt was appointed to serve on the plaintiffs’ executive committee overseeing class action litigation related to the data breaches revealed by Yahoo Inc. Read More

Not surprisingly, lawsuits continue to mount, with a U.S. judge recently ruling that Yahoo must face nationwide litigation. Read More

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