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Yahoo Data Breach Prompts Call for New Legislation

Sep 23, 2016  •  Post A Comment

In the wake of the revelation that about half a billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in a massive breach going back to 2014, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called for passage of breach notification legislation, B&C reports.

Warner, who co-founded the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, is quoted in the report saying: “While we have seen more and more data breaches in the private sector in recent years, many of them affecting millions of consumers, the seriousness of  this breach at Yahoo is huge.”

Commenting Thursday on the Yahoo breach, Warner said he was “perhaps most troubled by news that this breach occurred in 2014, and yet the public is only learning details of it today.”

Yahoo indicated that it does not think the hacker still has access to the accounts.

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  1. Of course the hacker no longer has access to the accounts. They have had two years to compromise the security of Yahoo members and get all the info they need.

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