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‘American beurswaakhond explores Yahoo-datahacks’

‘American beurswaakhond explores Yahoo-datahacks’

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The American beurswaakhond SEC investigates or Yahoo the great dataroof of 2014 before investors would have had to report.

Yahoo in 2014 a victim of a major hack in which data of 500 million users was taken, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and passwords. The company made only in 2016 notification to users and investors.

The watchdog is now investigating or Yahoo, that information is not already with his investors would have had to share, reports The Wall Street Journal on the basis of insiders.

No explanation

The beurswaakhond would be in december all documents in Yahoo have requested, in order to see whether the actions of the company around the hacks, however, in line with the law. According to the rules of the SEC, companies should be obliged risks around cybersecurity to investors report as soon as which have an effect on them.

Yahoo has up to now not yet explained why the two years it took to to the hack to make it public. The company does not know who is behind the hack, but said previously, however, to suspect that the hack is controlled by the government of a country.

More hacks

The hack of 2014 was not the first time that Yahoo a large scale by the invaders was struck. In december it appeared that there was another hack in 2013 data of 1 billion users have been stolen. And in 2012 did a computer hacker group 453.000 user names and passwords to steal.

The American beurswaakhond has had similar studies done after cyberonveiligheid with companies, but have never brought an action.

The American isp Verizon wants Yahoo to take over for nearly 5 billion dollars. After the hacks public, said Verizon to investigate what impact this would have on the overnameplannen.

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