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Yahoo users can sue over data breaches, judge rules
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:41:25 pm »
Yahoo customers affected by three massive data breaches that resulted in the theft of more than three billion users' data are allowed to sue the company, a judge has ruled.

California judge Lucy Koh rejected a bid by Verizon, which bought the internet giant last year, to dismiss a large portion of the claims, including breach of contract, deceit and concealment, and negligence.

At  the heart of the case, Yahoo was accused of taking too long to notify users of the breaches, which put customers at risk of identity theft and  fraud. The filing, dated Friday, cited several customers whose data was  stolen by criminals and used for filing fraudulent tax returns or credit card charges. Other customers had to pay out to credit bureaus to  freeze their accounts.

Koh said that customers may have "taken measures to protect themselves" had they known about the breaches sooner.

The case began in 2016 after the company admitted it was hacked in 2014, in which 500 million user accounts were stolen.

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