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Yahoo! fined! $35m! for! covering! up! massive! IT! security! screwup!

The Disaster Formerly Known as Yahoo! has been fined $35m by US financial watchdog, the SEC, for failing to tell anyone about one of the world's largest ever computer security breaches. Now known as Altaba following its long, slow and painful descent in irrelevance, Yahoo! knew that its entire user database – including …
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Apr 2018
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Yahoo! dismemberment! begins! as! Oath! offloads! Flickr!

Yahoo!’s photo-sharing service Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug. Neither Yahoo!, Flickr, the pair’s parent company Oath, or SmugMug, have been crass enough to explain how much currency changed hands to make this happen. But all concerned are at pains to point out that nothing will change: there’s no plan for close Flickr, …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Apr 2018
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Yahoo! webmail! hacker! faces! nearly! eight! years! in! the! cooler!

The Canadian hacker who helped Russian agents by breaking into more than 11,000 Yahoo email accounts could spend the next eight years behind bars, if American prosecutors get their way. The case against Karim Baratov entered its sentencing phase this week as both sides submitted to a California federal district judge their …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2018

Yahoo! Groups! Go! TITSUP! for! Days!

Administrators of Yahoo! Groups have complained that the service has become unstable and unreliable. Members of the Yahoo! Groups manager's forum have reported groups going offline, posts that fail to appear, disappearing graphics and other TITSUP* incidents. “Okay, after four days, we're back up and running. No explanation …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Nov 2017

Remember CompuServe forums? They're still around! Also they're about to die

CompuServe has announced it will remove its forums on December 15th, 2017. A notice that appeared on Tuesday, November 14th, US time, stated “For more than two decades, the CompuServe Forums paved the way for online discussions on a wide variety of topics and we appreciate all of the participation and comments you have …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Nov 2017
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Marissa! Mayer! pulled! out! of! retirement! to! explain! Yahoo! hack! to! Senators!

Poor Marissa Mayer. After selling off Yahoo! and floating away on her golden parachute, she must have been looking for a nice rest. But US Congress wanted her to explain how every single user account on the portal got hacked. On Wednesday, she testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on …
Iain Thomson, 8 Nov 2017
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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

With Equifax testifying in US Congress today about its own massive security failings, someone at Yahoo! presumably thought now would be a good time to bury bad news – but some things are too large to hide. In a filing on Tuesday to America's financial watchdogs, Yahoo!, now owned by Verizon under the Oath brand, admitted the …
Iain Thomson, 3 Oct 2017
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Verizon!-owned! Yahoo! bins! AT&T! IDs! for! Tumblr! logins!

Verizon has moved to unwind an old deal between Yahoo! and AT&T that allowed users to run merged AT&T and Yahoo! email accounts for login to some Yahoo! services. Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo! in 2013 and became a familiar Purple Palace bungle: after splashing US$1.1 billion to buy the blogging platform, it January this year …

Yahoo! shareholders! sign! off! sale! to! Verizon!, which! sharpens! axe!

Yahoo!'s shareholders have formally approved the sale of the company's operating businesses to Verizon. The company says it “anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017.” Once that happens, Yahoo! will change its name to Altaba and re-structure itself as an investment company. Altaba's portfolio will …
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Yahoo! retires! bleeding! ImageMagick! to! kill! 0-day! vulnerability!

How would you like US$778 per byte for your exploit? That's what security researcher Chris Evans just scored from Yahoo!, for an 18-byte demonstration of how private Yahoo! Mail images could leak. Even though the bug's been patched, Yahoo! decided it was one bug too many in the library, and retired it. Because (a) bugs get …
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Yahoo!'s Marissa! will! eject! with! $186m!.. $185m!.. $184m!..

When Yahoo! boss Marissa Mayer leaves the merged Verizon-AOL-Yahoo! behemoth, as is expected soon, she'll walk away with stocks and cash today worth $186m. In paperwork submitted to America's financial watchdog on Monday, Yahoo! revealed that its CEO, who presided over its plunge into obscurity, owns 4,492,286 shares of stock …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Apr 2017

MEYER! SUES! YAHOO!

Yahoo! has been hit with a lawsuit alleging its web-hosting service has been shutting down customers' websites for months while still charging them. The class-action complaint [PDF] was filed on Friday in the Northern California US District Court by a bloke called Ronald Meyer. He accused the Purple Palace's Small Business …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Apr 2017

Irish! data! police! are! preparing! to! whack! Yahoo! over! that! hack!

Yahoo! is set to get a spanking under European Union data protection laws for the biggest of the many megabreaches it copped to last year. The Irish data protection commissioner has stated that a probe by the office into Yahoo!'s megabreach of 2014 – the one in which more than a billion user accounts were affected – has almost …
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Yahoo! human! rights! fund! called! a! sham!! $13m! of! $17m! wasted!

The shriveled husk of Yahoo! has once again been dragged into court, this time over allegations the company mishandled millions of dollars earmarked for humanitarian aid. A complaint [PDF] filed in the Washington DC US District Court on Tuesday alleges that the Yahoo! Human Rights Fund Trust, a charity the erstwhile search …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Apr 2017
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Verizon utters solemn Oath: Yahoo! will remain Yahoo!

Logo Watch After a brief social media flurry, Yahoo! has spiked speculation that it's about to lose its name. The errors started with Business Insider, where “there's going to be a new name after the acquisition” speculation was given wings by a perhaps-badly-timed Tweet from AOL CEO Tim Armstrong launching a brand called "Oath:" to …
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Yahoo!'s big, fat clustered Google Machine Learning wedding

Analysis Yahoo! last month married clustered compute to Google’s machine learning. The firm’s engineers released TensorFlowOnSpark (TFoS), getting the Google Brain Team’s machine-learning framework up and running on Spark and Hadoop clusters. Spark is the open-source cluster framework overseen by Apache and employed by Yahoo!, Netflix …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Mar 2017

Russian! spies! 'brains! behind!' Yahoo! mega-hack! – four! charged!

Two Russian spies and two hackers were the miscreants who broke into Yahoo!'s servers and swiped at least 500 million user account records. That's according to the US Department of Justice, which today indicted [PDF] four men – including two senior officers in the FSB, the Russian Federal Security Service born from the Soviet- …
Iain Thomson, 15 Mar 2017
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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! CEO! of! Yahoo! corpse! post-Verizon! gobble!

Marissa Mayer won't lead the remains of her beleaguered Yahoo! once telco giant Verizon gobbles up its core assets, it was announced Monday. Verizon is in the process of acquiring Yahoo!'s star components, such as Y! Mail and Y! Finance, a move that will leave behind a shell biz called Altaba. Today it was confirmed Mayer will …
Kat Hall, 13 Mar 2017

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