Yahoo fined £250,000 for hack that impacted 515,000 UK accounts

ICO says firm ‘failed to prevent’ 2014 Russia-sponsored hack after 500m accounts compromised Yahoo has been fined £250,000 over a hack from 2014 that affected more than 515,000 UK email accounts co-branded with Sky, the Information Commissioner’s Office has announced. The personal data of 500m user accounts worldwide was compromised during a state-sponsored cyber attack in 2014, which was only revealed in 2016 . The stolen data included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, passwords and encrypted security questions and answers, the ICO said on Tuesday. Continue reading...

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