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(WTOP)   Russians accused of carrying out the massive data breach at Yahoo. Experts surprised there was anything worth stealing there   ( wtop.com) divider line
    More: Strange, mega data breach, Russian intelligence officers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Russian government officials, General Mary McCord, wanted cyber criminals, 2016 presidential election, assistant general counsel  
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2017-03-15 01:34:44 PM  
So what did Yahoo do to piss off Trump?
 
2017-03-15 01:39:34 PM  

TommyDeuce: So what did Yahoo do to piss off Trump?


I'm guessing Trump's team didn't know about this, and will soon get it stalled.
 
2017-03-15 02:16:17 PM  
Maybe they're just doing it for practice?
 
2017-03-15 02:25:38 PM  
Hacking is a cottage industry in Russia. I'm just surprised that FSB agents were dumb enough to get caught.
 
2017-03-15 02:28:32 PM  

xanadian: Maybe they're just doing it for practice?


That's a possibility.  It was a means of seeing how far and how much they could get before detection.

Second possibility: Yahoo was one of the original web-based email services.  For example, my Yahoo email account is 20 years old.  Just imagine how many political players used services like that and still have material on those servers.  Even old, stale information is still information and can be weaponized in the proper hands.
 
2017-03-15 03:35:49 PM  
Ya...who?

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I CRACK MYSELF UP ok that was an old joke
 
2017-03-15 04:27:41 PM  

cretinbob: Hacking is a cottage industry in Russia. I'm just surprised that FSB agents were dumb enough to get caught.


I suspect that the DNC bears might be on that list.
 
2017-03-15 04:28:13 PM  
I still use yahoo as my main email address.  :(
 
2017-03-15 04:28:38 PM  

gopher321: Ya...who?

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I CRACK MYSELF UP ok that was an old joke


Not sure if Serious?
 
2017-03-15 04:28:46 PM  
Still fascinated that an infotech company dared to name itself after a race of absolutely disgusting subhuman anthropoids (who symbolized mankind itself) in the last section of Gulliver's Travels (after the more well-known sections with the Liliputians and Brobdignagians from the old movie), and got away with it.
 
2017-03-15 04:31:28 PM  
Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*
 
2017-03-15 04:31:30 PM  
so this is why the massive attorney firing with out replacements
 
2017-03-15 04:32:35 PM  
I'd breach Marissa Mayer's data, with her consent of course. Of course, then it wouldn't be a breach. It would just be me, accessing her data for 5 whole seconds.
What I'm trying to say is that I would have sex with Marissa Mayer.
 
2017-03-15 04:36:51 PM  
Well when you have governmental numbnuts officials using private email addresses @yahoo or @aol to hide their misdoings, yeah, there's going to be some hacking at those services. Those officials are golden assets for countries like Russia, easy to blackmail and/or turn.
 
2017-03-15 04:38:02 PM  
"I hope they will respect our criminal justice system," McCord said.

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2017-03-15 04:44:35 PM  

COMALite J: Still fascinated that an infotech company dared to name itself after a race of absolutely disgusting subhuman anthropoids (who symbolized mankind itself) in the last section of Gulliver's Travels (after the more well-known sections with the Liliputians and Brobdignagians from the old movie), and got away with it.


I think the lesson is, we're all Yahoos.
 
2017-03-15 04:45:39 PM  

lindalouwho: Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*


Clearly we need to get our hackers on Krokodil.
 
2017-03-15 04:47:37 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Well when you have governmental numbnuts officials using private email addresses @yahoo or @aol to hide their misdoings, yeah, there's going to be some hacking at those services. Those officials are golden assets for countries like Russia, easy to blackmail and/or turn.


Exactly this... can you imagine what must be on Chaffetz's private email server?
 
2017-03-15 04:48:28 PM  

Arkanaut: lindalouwho: Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*

Clearly we need to get our hackers on Krokodil.


Did you know that only one country keeps an actively maintained stockpile of Carfentanil... and it ain't China, though they do share a border.
 
2017-03-15 04:50:13 PM  

Arkanaut: lindalouwho: Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*

Clearly we need to get our hackers on Krokodil.


Our government is going with "cut off our nose to spite our face" with fighting legalization. Incredible.
 
2017-03-15 04:55:41 PM  

Praise Cheesus: xanadian: Maybe they're just doing it for practice?

That's a possibility.  It was a means of seeing how far and how much they could get before detection.

Second possibility: Yahoo was one of the original web-based email services.  For example, my Yahoo email account is 20 years old.  Just imagine how many political players used services like that and still have material on those servers.  Even old, stale information is still information and can be weaponized in the proper hands.


This was exactly my thought. Let's be honest: how many people currently use Yahoo anymore for... Well, anything? In my own social and work circle, perhaps maybe one or two people use it, and both of said people are well in to their 60s and 70s. 
But also: how many people USED to use it? I'm sure that, at one point, a good number of people had some sort of email account set up with Yahoo, especially before 2010. That same email account would have also been affiliated with any chat data, Yahoo questions/answers, etc. 
And when it comes to old accounts, the average person rarely goes back to delete or remove the account. They tend to just forget the password, or feel the site/server has long lost any usefulness, and just move on. If someone used said account for something seedy, embarrassing, or nefarious, and never bothered to cover their tracks, I imagine that would be very useful information in the right hands.
 
2017-03-15 04:56:11 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: gopher321: Ya...who?

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I CRACK MYSELF UP ok that was an old joke

Not sure if Serious?


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2017-03-15 05:18:44 PM  

Arkanaut: COMALite J: Still fascinated that an infotech company dared to name itself after a race of absolutely disgusting subhuman anthropoids (who symbolized mankind itself) in the last section of Gulliver's Travels (after the more well-known sections with the Liliputians and Brobdignagians from the old movie), and got away with it.

I think the lesson is, we're all Yahoos.


Or at least that's how Yahoo views their  subscribers .
 
2017-03-15 05:20:13 PM  
My Fark account email is Yahoo!  That's how much I care.

/eip
 
2017-03-15 05:22:55 PM  
There are probably a whole lot of old crusty senators, governors, and congressmen who secretly conduct dealings with lobbyist on secret private yahoo accounts.  Some of them have probably even emailed their outrage over Hilary's email scandal on their secret yahoo accounts.
 
2017-03-15 05:24:56 PM  
They got my Yahoo account?  Man, I hope that didn't lead them to my Second Life login.
 
2017-03-15 05:27:46 PM  

Bavarian Vulgarian: Praise Cheesus: xanadian: Maybe they're just doing it for practice?

That's a possibility.  It was a means of seeing how far and how much they could get before detection.

Second possibility: Yahoo was one of the original web-based email services.  For example, my Yahoo email account is 20 years old.  Just imagine how many political players used services like that and still have material on those servers.  Even old, stale information is still information and can be weaponized in the proper hands.

This was exactly my thought. Let's be honest: how many people currently use Yahoo anymore for... Well, anything? In my own social and work circle, perhaps maybe one or two people use it, and both of said people are well in to their 60s and 70s. 
But also: how many people USED to use it? I'm sure that, at one point, a good number of people had some sort of email account set up with Yahoo, especially before 2010. That same email account would have also been affiliated with any chat data, Yahoo questions/answers, etc. 
And when it comes to old accounts, the average person rarely goes back to delete or remove the account. They tend to just forget the password, or feel the site/server has long lost any usefulness, and just move on. If someone used said account for something seedy, embarrassing, or nefarious, and never bothered to cover their tracks, I imagine that would be very useful information in the right hands.


but the average person leads a boring squeaky clean life. one would have to sift through a farkton of accounts and account info to find anything remotely worthwhile.
 
2017-03-15 05:29:14 PM  
Nekkid pitchers of CEO?
 
2017-03-15 05:31:37 PM  
What? No RT link?

Somebody's slipping.
 
2017-03-15 05:59:45 PM  

Dimensio: Zeb Hesselgresser: gopher321: Ya...who?

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I CRACK MYSELF UP ok that was an old joke

Not sure if Serious?

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2017-03-15 06:04:36 PM  

lindalouwho: Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*


Meh, only 9% of people over 30 regularly use marijuana.  And that's the general population.  Having myself come up through college among very high-intensity, high-math, live-for-computers-24-hours-a-day nerd crowd, the percent among them is even lower.  For example demographic breakdown of polls show marijuana use drops off greatly among post-grad students as opposed to 4 year students, and drops off greatly among people making >$30k a year.  I wouldn't think there is a rampant problem of turning away droves of post-grad level math/science super-geniuses that you imagine.  At the very high end, we turn away 9% of them (if going by the general pop figure for HS education and making $17k a year).
 
2017-03-15 06:17:43 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: lindalouwho: Did our intelligence agencies stop hiring the best hackers?
Oh right, they get disqualified for mj on their drug test.
*facepalm*

Meh, only 9% of people over 30 regularly use marijuana.  And that's the general population.  Having myself come up through college among very high-intensity, high-math, live-for-computers-24-hours-a-day nerd crowd, the percent among them is even lower.  For example demographic breakdown of polls show marijuana use drops off greatly among post-grad students as opposed to 4 year students, and drops off greatly among people making >$30k a year.  I wouldn't think there is a rampant problem of turning away droves of post-grad level math/science super-geniuses that you imagine.  At the very high end, we turn away 9% of them (if going by the general pop figure for HS education and making $17k a year).


It wasn't that long ago an article about exactly what I said made it to these pages - it is a problem. Just like doctors are prone to alcoholism and opiates, lawyers and chefs are prone to do coke, other occupations are prone to certain things, hackers tend to indulge in mj.
Overall statistics do not always apply.
 
2017-03-15 06:24:42 PM  
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2017-03-15 06:31:05 PM  

lindalouwho: It wasn't that long ago an article about exactly what I said made it to these pages - it is a problem. Just like doctors are prone to alcoholism and opiates, lawyers and chefs are prone to do coke, other occupations are prone to certain things, hackers tend to indulge in mj.


Not buying it.  I'll stick with national poll data that says about 6% of people over 30 making >30k$.  Unless maybe I see the article you are talking about.  I am willing to debate openly and have my opinion challenged, but only by facts.

And as I said, I work in the industry - in Colorado.  No one I know in the tech positions smokes. And everyone here is very open about it.  So it's not a matter of hiding it.  One test engineer in our organization uses edibles on weekends, and no one cares.  Maybe web designers, or IT guys, sure, if that's what you are referring to as "high-tech" guys who are regulars :).  But I don't believe post-grad math encryption/security types are higher than general pop.  And even then, as I said, it isn't dismantling the nation's security to not hire perhaps 6% of potential applicants.
 
2017-03-15 07:07:29 PM  
I pity the poor Russian agent who will die of boredom reading my emails.
 
2017-03-15 08:06:10 PM  

DubyaHater: I'd breach Marissa Mayer's data, with her consent of course. Of course, then it wouldn't be a breach. It would just be me, accessing her data for 5 whole seconds.
What I'm trying to say is that I would have sex with Marissa Mayer.


It's the only safe role in which to hire her.
 
2017-03-15 08:08:29 PM  
This is just a sad attempt at tarnishing the good named of trusted yahoo.com
 
2017-03-15 08:31:27 PM  
Guys.... just relegate yourself to the fact that ALL emails on all servers have been long ago permanently hacked by multiple entities from all over the world.

The yahoo breach being public is because either the hacker wanted it be public, possibly for diversionary blame, or because it was performed by some low-level, less-skilled entity who didn't know how to cover his tracks.
 
2017-03-15 08:44:38 PM  
I still use my compuserve account.
 
2017-03-15 09:34:11 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: lindalouwho: It wasn't that long ago an article about exactly what I said made it to these pages - it is a problem. Just like doctors are prone to alcoholism and opiates, lawyers and chefs are prone to do coke, other occupations are prone to certain things, hackers tend to indulge in mj.

Not buying it.  I'll stick with national poll data that says about 6% of people over 30 making >30k$.  Unless maybe I see the article you are talking about.  I am willing to debate openly and have my opinion challenged, but only by facts.

And as I said, I work in the industry - in Colorado.  No one I know in the tech positions smokes. And everyone here is very open about it.  So it's not a matter of hiding it.  One test engineer in our organization uses edibles on weekends, and no one cares.  Maybe web designers, or IT guys, sure, if that's what you are referring to as "high-tech" guys who are regulars :).  But I don't believe post-grad math encryption/security types are higher than general pop.  And even then, as I said, it isn't dismantling the nation's security to not hire perhaps 6% of potential applicants.


Look at the stats for the occupations I mentioned, since you like your "numbers" and don't believe this was reported as an issue. Sheesh.
 
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