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Canadian Programmer Connected to Yahoo Security Breach Handed Five Year Prison Sentence

A Kazakhstani born Canadian living in Hamilton, Ontario, who was associated with the infamous 2014 Yahoo security hack, received a five-year prison sentence. The security breach saw over 500 million Yahoo user accounts compromised, including personal credentials such as names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Some of the stolen credentials were eventually dumped on the dark web by ... Read More »

US Indicts Four in Connection with 2014 Yahoo Hack

On March 15, 2017, the Department of Justice announced an indictment that charged hackers in connection with the 2014 Yahoo breach. In late 2016, Yahoo announced that unidentified hackers breached 500 million user accounts. With the accounts, the hackers stole login credentials and any information that came with them. Along with the first indictment, the DoJ charged two FSB agents ... Read More »

Yahoo Was Hacked Again: 1 billion user accounts were compromised

Back in September, DeepDotWeb reported Yahoo announced 500 million accounts were compromised by what the company claimed to be a “state-sponsored actor”. Back then all affect users were notified and the problem appeared to be swept under the rug. Now, Yahoo issued a press release in which it states more than 1 billion user accounts were compromised – and sensitive ... Read More »

Yahoo Helped the FBI Catch a Pedophile in France and Identified a CP Network Online

In October, the search giant Yahoo spotted unusual activity originating from an I.P. address in France. They immediately notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation—the suspect purchased feeds that featured the live abuse of children in the Philippines. The FBI reached out to the Central Office for the Prevention (translated Repression) of Violence to People (OCRVP) in Nanterre, France. Authorities indicted ... Read More »

Yahoo Secretly Scanning User Emails On Behalf Of US Government

According to a Tuesday Reuters report, Yahoo built a software in 2015 that let them screen their users’ emails for the US government. The tech firm did the scanning without the knowledge of the company’s CSO (Chief Security Officer), two former employees told Reuters anonymously. US Intelligence officials issued a surveillance order secretly conducted by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, which ... Read More »

Researchers Link Same Group To Yahoo, Dropbox, LinkedIn Hacks

Five hackers are behind the most recent tech company hacks, according to a report from a cybersecurity research firm. This finding was announced after the recent Yahoo breach where a link was discovered, connecting the breach to previous exploitations. Andrew Komarov, Chief Intelligence Officer of InfoArmor claims many of the reports on recent database breaches are considerably inaccurate. The hacks ... Read More »

Yahoo Announces 500m Accounts Were Compromised

It’s been announced that at least 500m Yahoo accounts have been breached. Personal data includes names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Yahoo was officially hacked in early 2014 by a state-sponsored hacking collective. Yahoo is currently investigating the hack in cooperation with law enforcement. Yahoo stated that it does not believe any bank or credit card details were compromised in the hack. ... Read More »

Yahoo Aware Of Hacker Selling 200 Million User Credentials On Dark Web

TheRealDeal market vendor called “Peace” is selling 200 million alleged Yahoo user credentials on the market. Yahoo said they are “aware” of the hacker, however, they did not confirm the legitimacy of the data. A Yahoo spokesperson told the media in an email: “We are aware of a claim. We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information ... Read More »

Yahoo Ordered to Reveal How Deleted Drug Case Emails Were Recovered

We recently wrote how deleted Yahoo emails were questionably involved in a drug trafficking case – and in a development to that story, a judge is ordering Yahoo to explain how it was done. While serving a 16-year sentence in UK prison cell, Russell Knaggs orchestrated a plan to import five tons of cocaine from South America, hidden in boxes ... Read More »

Yahoo brought back deleted emails to convict Russell Knaggs

The trail we leave on the Internet is a constant security concern for most of us, and for good reason; we are surrounded by data breaches and password hacks. We’re told to create long, complex passwords and use two-step authentication to prevent from having our accounts compromised. We delete our emails and texts to prevent sensitive information from getting out. ... Read More »

Russian Hackers Selling 272 Million Google, Yahoo And Microsoft Email Account Credentials On Dark Web

According to Hold Security, a cybersecurity firm, 272.3 million Google, Yahoo, Mail.ru and Microsoft email account credentials are being sold on a dark web hacking forum by a Russian hacker. This number seems to be huge, however, there is an even larger cache of account details only a few know about, which number goes beyond 1.17 billion records. Hold Security ... Read More »

Tumblr is Crack: Yahoo Answers Version

  This could also be called Yahoo Answers is Crack, I suppose, except that it’s harder to find such insanity on there, though there can be some really good ones. I would like to know what the best answer to this question was… Read More »