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Yahoo Mail Privacy

Yahoo is still reading some of your emails

August 29th, 2018

It’s not unheard of for email service providers to read users’ emails to target them with better-tailored ads that would help the company make more money. Google did it for years before terminating the practice. And it’s not exactly reading, more like scanning the contents of your inbox in most cases. The practice, however, is …

Yahoo Mail Data Breach

Judge rules that Yahoo Mail data breach victims can sue Yahoo

March 12th, 2018

You just have to think of Yahoo when talking about security data breaches, and that’s because Verizon’s newest subsidiary was the victim of repeated hacks from 2013 to 2016 that exposed the personal data of all its users to attackers. If you’re one of the US-based victims of these breaches and are seeking some sort …

Yahoo Hack

Every single Yahoo account was impacted by 2013 security breach

October 3rd, 2017

As it turns out, the impact of a data theft incident that hit Yahoo back in 2013 was much more widespread than initially imagined. When Yahoo first disclosed details of the hack last year, the iconic website — which is now owned by Verizon — said that 1 billion Yahoo users were impacted. Now comes …

AOL, Yahoo, Verizon and Oath

AOL and Yahoo are merging into ‘Oath,’ one giant ball of sadness

April 3rd, 2017

AOL and Yahoo, two failed internet companies that now mostly serve to leak your data, are hurtling towards a merger. Verizon already owns AOL, and provided its long-running acquisition of Yahoo’s core businesses goes through, it will be the dubiously proud owner of that company as well. We already knew that Verizon planned on merging …

Yahoo Mail Hack Explained

How Russian hackers breached your Yahoo Mail account

March 16th, 2017

The Department of Justice on Wednesday identified four people, including two Russian spies and two criminal hackers, as the main suspects behind one of the biggest data breaches in the world. Yahoo was hacked in 2014 but the company only disclosed it two years later, when it confirmed that more than 500 million accounts were …

Yahoo Mail Account Hack Russia

DOJ has charged Russian spies allegedly responsible for massive Yahoo breach

March 15th, 2017

It’s been an uneasy few months for Yahoo, which had to disclose three different large-scale breaches, two of which affected more than one billion accounts in total. The Justice Department has concluded at least one investigation and will announce on Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies as well as two criminal hackers who will all be formally …