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Podcast Episode 131: suing Yahoo! Executives…and winning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:24 — 38.2MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode (#131): a shareholder lawsuit targeting Yahoo! executives was settled quietly. But it could have big implications for the C-Suite at breached firms. Also: as the US pursues criminal charges against Huawei for corporate espionage, we look at one of the federal government’s most potent tools to stop the transfer of sensitive IP: the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US. The C-Suite’s Bitter Pill This week, U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh slapped down a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Yahoo! (now part of Verizon Media) over a 2013 hack that exposed data on billions of its users. It’s just the latest twist in the saga of the once great search giant, who fell victim to hackers and then – astoundingly – conspired to […]

Podcast: What does the Yahoo Indictment tell us about Russian state hacking?

In-brief: The Department of Justice announced charges against four men for the attack on Yahoo that netted information on 500 million users. But what do we know about the men and their alleged crime? Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Igor Baikalov of Securonix about the incident. 

The Really Scary Detail You Overlooked in Yahoo’s Data Theft Statement

In-brief: Hackers believed to be ‘state sponsored’ penetrated deep into Yahoo!’s networks, stealing sensitive code used to help authenticate users, the company revealed on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Yahoo Secretly Scanned Customer Emails for NSA | Reuters

In-brief: Yahoo created a special program to scan through hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts for certain keywords at the behest of the U.S. government, Reuters reports. 

After White House Summit a Consensus – on Pessimism

In-brief: Even with a high-profile summit in the heart of Silicon Valley, partisan gridlock back in Washington D.C. will make progress on cyber security impossible, experts say.