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Yahoo Hack Was the Result of Years of Poor Cyber Security Practices August 9, 2013

For Years, Yahoo Put Usability Ahead of Cyber Security
The massive Yahoo data breach, which compromised 500 million user accounts and put its acquisition by Verizon at risk, happened because the company repeatedly put product user experience ahead of security, the New York Times reported.
The Times described how CEO Marissa Mayer, after having taken over the troubled search engine in 2012, decided to focus Yahoo’s efforts on developing new products and creating better user experiences for existing products such as Yahoo Mail. Even though Mayer was aware of multiple information security issues, those took a back seat. Yahoo’s internal security staff, …