Yahoo Execs ‘Ignored’ Security Team Over 2014 Breach

Activity is now said to have exposed the accounts of 32 million users.

By Phil Muncaster

Yahoo’s board has blamed unnamed senior executives and its legal team for failing to properly investigate a 2014 security incident which saw 500 million user accounts stolen by state-sponsored attackers.

In a lengthy SEC filing, the board claimed that in late 2014 the firm’s security team notified of targeted attacks against 26 users, who were subsequently informed, and law enforcement consulted.

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