Dec 16, 2016

Yahoo hack shows data as tool of information warfare

The massive hack affecting a billion Yahoo users shows how seemingly innocuous bits of data gleaned from cyberattacks can be exploited for profit — and potentially for espionage and information warfare. The latest breach disclosed Wednesday is the largest on record and comes just ...

Yahoo denies cooperating with NSA, FBI on mass email surveillance

Oct 6, 2016

Yahoo denies cooperating with NSA, FBI on mass email surveillance

Yahoo on Wednesday rejected allegations of mass email surveillance amid an outcry from privacy activists over a report that it created a special scanning program at the behest of U.S. intelligence. The report, which said the U.S. internet giant had secretly scanned hundreds of ...

Sep 25, 2016

Yahoo Japan eyes four-day workweek for all its employees

Yahoo Japan Corp. is considering introducing a four-day workweek for all its 5,800 employees, sources have revealed. The subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. plans to implement the system in stages over several years, but wages under the new system have not been determined, the ...

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Sep 24, 2016

Yahoo faces growing scrutiny over when it learned of data breach

Yahoo on Friday faced pointed questions about exactly when it learned about a cyberattack that exposed the email credentials of 500 million users, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover by Verizon Inc. ...

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Sep 23, 2016

Yahoo Japan says it is unaffected by giant hack

Yahoo Japan Corp. said Friday no customer information was leaked from the company and no damage has been confirmed after hackers stole sensitive information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts. The startling breach, disclosed Thursday, is believed to be the largest to hit ...

Jul 26, 2016

Yahoo sells internet assets to Verizon in $4.8 billion deal

Yahoo sealed a deal Monday to sell its core business to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a two-decade run as an independent company for the internet pioneer. The agreement announced by the two companies after months of negotiations comes following a years-long ...