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Yahoo's Boundless Incompetence: Execs Knew About 2014 Data Breach As It Happened
2 March 2017, 11:00 am

In a rather nasty turn of events, it seems that Yahoo senior executives were aware of the 2014 data breach since the late months of that very year, but failed to properly comprehend what was happening, in a clear sign of incompetence. 

This is perhaps the most face-palm moment ever for Yahoo, who already had a sketchy history of dealing with security problems. In a security filing the company admits that following an investigation, the Independent Committee concluded that the company's information security team had knowledge of the compromise of user accounts when it happened. 

Not only did they know about the 2014 incident when it happened, but they also knew about the cookie forging incident that followed in 2015 and 2016 which involves the same attacker. This only shows that they did absolutely nothing they should have done to protect the users.

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Source: Softpedia News / Security

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