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UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Yahoo to pay $117.5M in latest settlement of massive breach

Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach are eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution.


Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …


Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on …


‘Hacker-for-hire’ pleads guilty to Yahoo breach

A Canadian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Former Yahoo CEO says no company or agency immune from hacks

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has told lawmakers that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim.


Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed …


HuffPost lays off 39 reporters, editors after Yahoo-Verizon deal closes

Thirty-nine reporters and editors at HuffPost were laid off Wednesday in connection with Verizon Communications Inc.’s acquisition of Yahoo Inc., according to the union representing the website’s editorial staffers.


It’s official: Verizon finally buys Yahoo

Under a newly bolstered Verizon, Yahoo and AOL will combine as part of a new media and technology company called Oath.


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017

Yahoo shareholders approve sale of web businesses to Verizon

Yahoo Inc. shareholders approved the $4.48 billion sale of the company’s main web properties to Verizon Communications, clearing the last major hurdle for a deal announced almost a year ago.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017

How Russian agents hacked 500 million Yahoo users

It was June 2013, and U.S. law enforcement thought they were finally getting their hands on a slippery target: Russian hacker Alexsey Belan, indicted in Nevada and California for computer …


Yahoo punishes CEO in latest fallout from security breakdown

Yahoo is punishing CEO Marissa Mayer and parting ways with its top lawyer for the mishandling of two security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion …


Yahoo issues new security warning to users

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016, the latest development in the internet company’s investigation of a mega-breach that exposed 1 billion …


Verizon is reportedly looking for a $250 million price cut on Yahoo

Verizon is close to a new deal with Yahoo that could see the telecom giant purchasing the beleaguered Internet company for a slight discount of $250 million, according to Bloomberg …


What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion deal

As rumors swirl about Verizon’s plans for acquiring Yahoo, business analysts say the former search giant could see choppier waters ahead if Verizon backs out of the deal, as some …


Verizon said to explore lower price or exit from Yahoo deal

Verizon Communications Inc. is exploring a price cut or possible exit from its $4.83 billion pending acquisition of Yahoo Inc., after the company reported a second major email hack affecting …


Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1B accounts

NEW YORK – Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013, in what is thought to be the largest data breach …


Yahoo tops 3Q profit forecasts

Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $162.8 million.


Yahoo doesn’t deny email scanning, calls story ‘misleading’

Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a


Report: Yahoo secretly scanned users’ email

Pressure on Yahoo soared Tuesday after publication of a report that it had collaborated with U.S. intelligence agencies to secretly scan hundreds of millions of its clients’ emails.


Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

Information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data from Yahoo could be used to open locks up and down the web.


Yahoo should face SEC probe over breach, senator says

Yahoo Inc. should face a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into whether the Internet media company properly informed investors and the public about a massive data breach that it confirmed …


In Yahoo breach, foreign hackers may be playing ‘long game’

If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company believes, the breach could be part of a …


Yahoo hit in world’s biggest data breach

Ailing tech giant Yahoo may soon confirm a data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts, according to a report from tech site re/code. If confirmed, the breach would be …


Yahoo CEO could reap $44 million if she leaves after sale

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stands to collect a $44 million severance package if she leaves after Verizon completes its purchase of the once-mighty internet company.


Hulu dropping free video as it prepares cable TV alternative

Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV.


Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking end of an era

SAN FRANCISCO – Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. It is the second time in …


Yahoo CEO could get $55M in severance pay in potential sale

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her …


With a proxy fight possible, Yahoo adds two board members

Early Thursday, Yahoo said it added two members to its board of directors. Catherine Friedman, a former managing director at Morgan Stanley, and Eric Brandt, former chief financial officer at …


Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.


Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company’s $39 billion stake in China’s Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion. …