Hackers behind data breaches are highly sophisticated, Yahoo CEO says

Hackers behind data breaches are highly sophisticated, Yahoo CEO says


BRIAN: YES. THAT WARNING CAME FROM THE FORMER CEO OF YAHOO WHILE SHE WAS ON CAPTIOL HILL BEING GRILLED BY LAWMAKERS. SHE SAID HACKERS ARE USING METHODS SO SOPHISTICATED THAT NO ONE NOT THE GOVERNMENT, NOT A COMPANY, NOT YOU, IS IMMUNE FROM ATTACK>>THEY ARE OFTEN COMPLEX, THEY ARE PERSISTENT, AND IN OFTEN CASES THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE FACTS EVOLVES OVER TIME. TO THIS DAY, WE, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE INTRUSION THAT LE TO THAT THEFT. BRIAN: THAT THEFT SHE IS REFERRING TO IS THE 2013 DATA BREACH A YAHOO THAT IMPACTED THE — AT YAHOO THAT IMPACTED THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF THREE BILLION USERS. YAHOO DIDN’T ANNOUNCE THE BREACH UNTIL 2016, THREE YEARS LATER. LAWMAKERS ALSO HEARD FROM EQUIFAX ABOUT THE MAJOR BREACH THERE. BY THE END OF TODAY’S HEARING , LAWMAKERS DIDN’T SEEM SATISFIED THAT THESE BIG COMPANIES AND OTHERS CAN PROTECT OUR INFORMATION FROM THIEVES BRIAN ROCHE, 8 ON YOUR SIDE,

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