Canadian hacker pleads guilty in huge Yahoo hack case

 A Canadian citizen has pleaded guilty to aiding Russian intelligence officers in a 2014 hack of Yahoo that exposed as many as 500 million accounts. The defendant, 22-year-old Karim Baratov, is the only arrest to come out of the Yahoo hack as the three other individuals facing charges live in Russia, which obviously has no interest in extraditing them to the United States. Read More …

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Four years later, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked

 In a security hearing that called both Equifax and Yahoo’s past and present executives to Washington, D.C., we’re learning a bit more about what Yahoo didn’t know about the biggest hack in history. When pressed about how Yahoo failed to recognize that 3 billion accounts were compromised, former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer admitted that the specifics of the attack still remain… Read More …

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It’s time for the internet to block fake emails

 One of the biggest upsides of the internet is that people from all over the world now have access to virtually anyone anywhere. Everyone is just an email away.
That’s also the problem. That same accessibility has left people, businesses and organizations open to attack.
In headline after headline, crippling cyberattacks are highlighting in bright neon the new insecurity of our digital… Read More …

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