Yahoo sued for negligence at hack in 2014

Yahoo sued for negligence at hack in 2014

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Yahoo Inc is Friday attacked because of negligence in a cyber attack in 2014, where personal data of more than 500 million users were stolen in a hack.

The hackers include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and, in some cases, security questions and answers in his hands.

The New Yorker Ronald Schwartz filed a criminal complaint on behalf of all Yahoo users in the United States whose personal data are leaked. Schwartz, who the indictment submitted in federal court in San Jose, would be out in a group action and unspecified damages.

According to Yahoo, that Thursday, with the news of the hack came out, it was a by a foreign government sponsored cyber attack.

On the New York stock exchange lost Yahoo Friday, 3.1 percent.


It is not the first time that Yahoo has to deal with cyber attacks. In 2012 did a computer hacker group 453.000 user names and passwords to steal that were not encrypted.

The internet company decided from that year to use encryption. According to sources, it is a type of encryption that with the latest techniques to crack.


Users are advised to their accounts to check for suspicious activity, and their password and veiligdheidsvraag to change.

Ask Yahoo users not to click on links or attachments from e-mails whose sender is not known.

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