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Federal Judge: Yahoo Breach Victims Can Sue


Data Breach , Litigation

Federal Judge: Yahoo Breach Victims Can Sue Plaintiffs Claim Spam and Card Fraud Resulted From Breach of 3 Billion Accounts Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • March 13, 2018 Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

A federal judge in California has largely rejected a motion by Verizon to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of three Yahoo data breaches. The breaches appear to have compromised every Yahoo user's personal details at least once.

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In the defendant's favor, however, Judge Lucy Koh in her Friday ruling also denied several claims by the plaintiffs that Verizon had challenged, including deceit by concealment, negligence and breach of contract.

Verizon closed its acquisition of Yahoo last June for $4.48 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Yahoo agreed to shoulder half of the costs related to government investigations and third-party...(continued)

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