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Yahoo says forged cookies gave access to 32 mln accounts

Thursday 2 March 2017 | 09:33 CET | News
Yahoo said in its annual filing that 32 million user accounts were accessed over the past two years by unauthorised third parties using forged cookies. The company said the guilty party was the "same state-sponsored actor believed to be responsible for the 2014 breach", in which at least 500 million accounts were affected. Yahoo added that the cookies have been invalidated and so cannot be used to access user accounts, Reuters reported. The filing also said that CEO Yahoo Marissa Mayer will forgo her cash bonus for 2016 following the security incidents. Mayer will also not pick up any annual

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Verizon / Yahoo
Countries: World
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