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The Tales of Yahoo, Equifax Breaches Continue


Executives of Yahoo as well as Equifax played witness while facing Congress November 8, to apologize for enormous scales of hacks on their networks which impacted innumerable people worldwide.


In October 2017, Yahoo disclosed it encountered a never-like-before biggest hack during 2013, a breach which struck 3bn customer accounts. Still a month earlier, credit-monitoring agency Equifax stated that hackers got away with information such as names, Social Security Numbers, addresses, and credit card details belonging to143m Americans.


At the Senate Commerce Committee meeting within his opening statement, Ms Mayer expressed regrets intended for Yahoo accountholders, pointed finger at Russian agents holding them responsible for the hack as also stated that the e-mail provider was prompt in protecting its users' accounts as well as in contacting agencies of law-enforcement.


Ms. Mayer, who resigned from Yahoo previously in 2017, following the company's acquisition by Verizon, surrendered towards forceful testimony, states a report of November 7. However, according to a spokesperson of Mayer, her appearance before Congress was voluntary. Nypost.com posted this, November 8, 2017.


Meanwhile Equifax is experimenting with an application with which consumers would be able to block and open access to their credit data allowing them greater control, thus confirmed Barros, interim CEO of Equifax. While conversing with Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota regarding what Equifax was doing about the app, Barros stated it would be delivered during January, while the company was developing on it presently. According to him, the app contains every security requirement that's necessary.


Barros indicated at the hearing that following the hack Equifax was concentrating greatly on making customer relations still better. To that effect, he too worked via answering customers' calls and visiting call centers. The company had escalated interaction with its customers over social-networking websites, introduced better changes to its website, increased its call centers' staff as well as created a better consumer friendly experience.


Zacharia informs that following Yahoo's acquisition by Verizon during June 2017, Verizon came to know the latest details about the breach. In a week, Verizon revealed how the attack had a greatly widened scope that increased its impact to the 3bn accountholders.

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