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Yahoo Malware Attack Affects Thousands of Users

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January 5, 2014
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Thousands of Yahoo.com visitors were served with malicious software due to a security breach on the Yahoo ad network.


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Yahoo! Mail Gets Hacked Months After Target Data Breach

Yahoo! Mail Gets Hacked Months After Target Data Breach

TheStreet (Jan. 31, 2014) — Yahoo! Mail is the latest high-profile site to get hacked. Following similar data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, Yahoo! announced its mail site had been hacked but that customer information had not been stolen. Yahoo! says it suspects a third-party database was hacked and the company is working with authorities to determine who is behind the theft of emails and passwords. This isn't the first time Yahoo! has had a cyber attack - the company was a target multiple times in 2012. Video provided by TheStreet
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WhatsApp Passes 600 Million Active Users, New Features in Progress

WhatsApp Passes 600 Million Active Users, New Features in Progress

TheStreet (Aug. 25, 2014) — There are 600 million people actively using WhatsApp. According to its founder, Jan Koum, the mobile app got 100 million more active users in just the last four months. Koum was quick to point out that active users are people using the app regularly. WhatsApp gained traction in every major region in the world. It's growing the fastest in Brazil, Russia and Mexico, and a tenth of the active users are from India. Facebook acquired WhatsApp at the beginning of this year for $19 billion. It expressed interests in monetizing WhatsApp better and is reportedly working on file sharing and call features. However, WhatsApp's most valuable part for Facebook is the database. Top traffic and the number of conversations allow Facebook to extract marketable information on the users' likings. Mark Zuckerberg said, "[WhatsApp] is the only app we've ever seen with higher engagement than Facebook itself." WhatsApp can also borrow what its competitor WeChat has been doing. WeChat took over the smartphone chatting arena in Asia by storm last year and it sells special stickers and emoticons for users to share with friends. Of course, WeChat contributes the most to its parent company Tencent's bottom line by driving traffic to everything else Tencent owns, and Facebook wants the same. Video provided by TheStreet
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Yahoo! Email Account Passwords Stolen

Yahoo! Email Account Passwords Stolen

AP (Jan. 31, 2014) — Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said. (Jan. 31) Video provided by AP
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Yahoo Plans To Stop Google, Facebook Logins For Its Services

Yahoo Plans To Stop Google, Facebook Logins For Its Services

Newsy (Mar. 5, 2014) — Yahoo continues its sweeping changes to the site, this time by stopping users from accessing Yahoo services with Facebook and Google IDs. Video provided by Newsy
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