Yahoo and Equifax Data Breach Senate Hearing

November 09, 2017
Kevin Lam
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I got this in my inbox this morning about a Senate hearing regarding major data breaches (Yahoo and Equifax): http://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-yahoo-fail-to-answer-the-most-basic-questions-during-senate-hearing. If you’re interested in watching the actual hearing, check out YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunazYJGNXU (starts at about the 12:20 mark).

The article reports that Marissa Mayers gets slammed by the Senate committee that given the breach, because she wasn’t able to answer how the hackers were able to get in, who they were and why it took three years to discover the breach. Further, she should not have gotten her $260 million payout in light of these issues. I am not sure how I feel about that statement. The former Equifax CEO Richard Smith was also not able to provide much insight in their breach.

 

–Kevin

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