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LOL Someone Filed a Class Action Suit Against Yahoo

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  1. Reaver

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    Like you guys didn't see this coming.

    https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit...says-premium-subscribers-risk-identity-theft/

    Tl;dr: Someone filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Yahoo, saying that they failed to do everything they could to prevent the data breech.

    Interestingly, one of the accusations is that Yahoo didn't listen to their security team. The story is that it was repeatedly recommended that the company upgrade their security to prevent further breeches, but Yahoo would rather save money.

    Idk if that's true or not.

    I do know this is the second class action suit filed against Yahoo for this exact same thing.

    What do you think? You think it'll get approved? If it does, I can't imagine who would want to buy them after this.
     
  2. thaqu

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    Well if you get a billion accounts hacked surely something within your company is wrong. Tbh I'm kinda surprised a business as big as Yahoo even allowed a breach of such a magnitude - especially considering they're a tech company. Guess it just goes to show that you really can't depend on anyone else to keep your information secure...
     
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    It happened to sony a few years back, except the hackers also got bank / credit card details from all of Sony's costumers... it was far worse.
     
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    What is so funny about that?
     
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    This is frivilous as it is hard to point any monetary damage from this. Besides 100s of new spam emails noone's really hurt by this.
     
  6. Reaver

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    It's funny to me bc I have dark humor and fucked up things make me laugh.

    I'm one of the 1 billion affected. They sent me an email telling me my data was breached.

    I still think this is hilarious.
     
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    Yahoo? Didn't that die 10 years ago already?

    Lol, but seriously, I think that there must be something seriously wrong with their security if a breach like this could happen.
     
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    A members first message asking for someone's Skype while they could google it themselves too? o_O

    Just google it if you want to learn more on the topic :)
     
  9. Reaver

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    It's Gtfo.

    Obviously.

    Idk wtf is wrong with this company. It seems like ever since they got that new CEO it's just going down the toilet.
     
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    LOL
     
  12. Security Tester

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    I have always found Yahoo to be an outdated piece of crap to be honest. All I used Yahoo for was looking at dumb questions (and answers) on yahoo answers (or however it is called).
     
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    What is up with new accounts leaving weird comments...
     
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    post count doesn't increase when posting in the lounge, so if i were to write a post like this to indirectly increase my post count, i would not get the benefit you see? but why did i bother to make this post? i don't know, happy new year
     
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    Does that mean im relativley safe if my accounts were created 3 years after the breach? Still, even when I heard about this I already had to start thinking about changing all my shit. Im not pissed off enough to sue, because I feel like I should be aware of the risks. However, its still not a good thing.
     
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    I would love to get more information, what is your Skype?
     
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    This x1000
     
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    Would also love to get more information, what is your fax?
     
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