Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Enlarge A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday. The event underscores the risks of 2fa that relies on one-tap logins or one-time passwords, particularly […]

Yahoo hacker whose work compromised 500M accounts sentenced to 5 years

Enlarge / Yahoo! Inc. signage is displayed at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in 2016. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Canadian man who pled guilty last year to a massive spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees—which ultimately resulted in 500 million accounts being compromised—has been sentenced to five years in prison. Karim Baratov, […]

Yahoo loses its bid to reject data breach lawsuit

Yahoo (and by extension, its parent/Engadget owner Verizon) now has no choice but to face the majority of claims in a US lawsuit over the internet giant’s multiple data breaches. California Judge Lucy Koh (of Apple-versus-Samsung fame) has denied Verizon’s bid to dismiss numerous claims in the suit, including breach of contract and negligence. The […]

Hacker pleads guilty to huge Yahoo hack, admits helping Russia’s FSB

Enlarge / Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov (far left) meets with other Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin (center) on November 24, 2017. (credit: Mikhail Klimentyev TASS via Getty Images) A Canadian man has pleaded guilty to hacking charges related to a 2014 spear-phishing operation of Yahoo employees. The hack ultimately compromised […]

Hacker in massive Yahoo breach expected to plead guilty

While it’s doubtful that the US will catch the Russians accused of participating in the massive 2014 Yahoo breach, a third culprit appears ready to cooperate. Reuters has discovered that Canadian citizen Karim Baratov is slated to appear for a “change of plea” hearing on November 28th, indicating that he’s likely to plead guilty to […]

Yahoo Mail DOWN – E-mail service not working for HUNDREDS of users

Yahoo Mail is down for hundreds of people who have said the e-mail is not working for them amid login problems and issues sending and reading messages. Independent website Down Detector has received hundreds of reports from Yahoo Mail users experiencing problems today. The reports of Yahoo Mail down began to pick up since 9am […]

Yahoo: All 3bn accounts breached in 2013

Yahoo has tripled its initial estimate of the number of email accounts affected by a data breach in 2013. The company announced that all the 3 billion users who had a Yahoo email account at the time were affected and could have their data compromised. Oath, Yahoo’s new parent company, announced Tuesday that it is […]