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11/8/2017
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Yahoo's Ex-CEO Mayer Calls Out Russian Hackers

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologizes for massive data breach that exposed billions of user accounts.

Marissa Mayer today publicly apologized for two massive data breaches at Yahoo during her tenure as CEO of the company, and blamed Russian nation-state hackers for their infiltration of the systems.

"As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users," she said in her testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee, according to a Reuters report.

"Unfortunately, while all our measures helped Yahoo successfully defend against the barrage of attacks by both private and state-sponsored hackers, Russian agents intruded on our systems and stole our users' data," she said.

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curtisjjr
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curtisjjr,
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11/9/2017 | 1:59:12 PM
Re: Political edge?
Great point! I still see a great deal of activity coming out of China and other countries. 
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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11/9/2017 | 8:32:18 AM
Political edge?
Why call out just RUSSIAN hackers?  There is sooooo much convesation about Russia involved with a ton of politics that the call ignores hackers around the world.  NKorea, China among many hundreds of others so one complaint does not do the subject justice at all.  
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