Yahoo!, the company that recently became victim to the largest publicly disclosed cyber-attack in history, is facing a class action lawsuit for its mishandling of personal data. The leaked data included the names, emails and unencrypted security questions (and answers) of some 500 million Yahoo users. No payment card data or bank account information was breached. The company has been criticised for lax security processes and for taking too long to detect and confirm the data breach, which is believed to have taken place in 2014. Yahoo believes that the information was stolen by a state-sponsored hacker, but has withheld details of the country that is supposedly responsible. Now Yahoo faces two lawsuits, both filed in the U.S. District Court since the massive breach was announced last week.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Digital Journal