Weekly Cyber Risk Roundup: Yahoo’s Value Drops and New Regulations

Yahoo is once again back in the news for a variety of reasons, including a reported third data breach. However, it appears the reports of a “new breach” stem from additional notifications that were sent to some users on Wednesday regarding forged cookies being used to access accounts. Yahoo first disclosed that it was notifying… Read More

Yahoo and Others Face Cybercrime-Related Brand Damage

A month after announcing one of the largest data breaches ever, Yahoo is continuing to deal with the subsequent fallout and reputation damage related to that massive cyber theft. On September 22, Yahoo confirmed that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen. The day after that breach announcement, Yahoo saw a 474 percent rise in… Read More

Credential Theft and the Problem of Non-Breach ‘Breaches’

Earlier this month, news outlets across the country reported on the latest mammoth list of stolen credentials — 272 million in total. “It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to be uncovered since cyber attacks hit major U.S. banks and retailers two years ago,” Reuters reported. Turns out, the total number of actual accounts affected… Read More