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 …Read more
Verizon has initiated another round of layoffs as a result of its acquisition of Yahoo and subsequent combining of the company with its existing business property AOL to form a new division — called Oath. Read More …Read more
With the launch of Firefox Quantum, Mozilla released what’s probably the most important update to its browser in recent years. It’s faster, lighter and you should give it a try. And as you do so, you’ll notice another change: Google is now the default search engine again — at least if you live in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Read More …Read more
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 …Read more
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 …