Yahoo is being sued over a cyberattack which resulted in data being stolen from 500 million users.
The US internet firm said the hack, which affected eight million user accounts in the UK, was carried out by a “state sponsored actor”.
Ronald Schwartz, from New York, has accused Yahoo of gross negligence and filed a lawsuit on behalf of all users in the US whose personal information was compromised.
Mr Schwartz’s lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that Yahoo demonstrated “reckless disregard for […]
Men of the Lagos State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, have arrested seven suspected fraudsters who have been actively defrauding foreigners through the internet ‘Yahoo-Yahoo.’
According to reports, a 38-year-man identified as Henry Simon had walked into the police station claiming that his friend, identified as Kenneth Okogba, also known as Biggie, was a kidnapper and fraudster.
Simon had asked officers he met at the station to arrest his 31-year-old partner, Okogba, for disappearing with the money gotten from an American through fraudulent […]
Yahoo says “state-sponsored” hackers stole information from about 500 million users in what appears to be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.
The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”.
The hack took place in 2014 but has only now been made public.
The FBI has confirmed it is investigating the claims.
Stolen data includes names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and encrypted passwords, but not credit card data, Yahoo […]
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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nollywood icon and beauty, is celebrating her 20 years in the entertainment industry. The veteran actress, who has featured in over 200 reputable movies, has been listed as one of the ‘‘highest-grossing movie stars, fans, probably, never heard of”, by Yahoo! Omotola also happens to be the only Nigerian and African on the list.
Omotola is listed alongside Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel, […]
Yahoo has many strategies to promote Firefox at this time. If you’re visiting any Yahoo property today, chances are you’ll see an “Upgrade to the new Firefox” link in the top-right corner of your browser window. The prompt also appears if you’re using Internet Explorer, Opera and even the new Yandex browser. However, the prompt is missing from Safari, which will surely prompt a new round of speculation about Apple’s rumored switch to Yahoo as its default search engine.
Given that […]
Mozilla has now partnered with Yahoo to power its search starting next month. And while Yahoo may not be the down-and-out company it seemed to be just a few years ago, it’s not exactly a powerhouse when it comes to search. This deal may gain Yahoo a few extra searchers, but it probably isn’t going to help Mozilla gain market share (because nobody is looking for a browser with built-in Yahoo search).
Maybe Mozilla is okay with all of this. It’s a non-profit […]
Prior to the merger, We mentioned last week how Mozilla had made a pact with Yahoo to switch Firefox’s default search engine to a yet-to-be launched new version of Yahoo’s Bing-powered search experience. At that time, we already noted how easy it is to switch between search engines in Firefox and now the organization is making it even easier with the launch of a new search experience in the Firefox beta channel.
Instead of burying the ability to switch search engines […]
Yahoo will soon become the default search engine in firefox. Starting in December, Firefox will use Yahoo as its default search engine in the United States on mobile and desktop. As a part of this five-year deal, Yahoo will also launch a new search experience for Firefox users in the U.S., which should go live at the same time Firefox makes the switch away from Google.
The new search experience will feature “a clean, modern and immersive design that reflects input […]