Yahoo on Thursday said user information including names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and encrypted passwords had been compromised in late 2014. But the lawsuit suggested that the breach might have been warded off had Yahoo, having been targeted by hackers before, lived up to its promise of taking user privacy "seriously" and bulked up its security measures. It also faulted Yahoo for taking roughly three times longer than organizations typically need to uncover the breach. Yahoo demonstrated "reckless disregard for the security of its users' personal information that it promised to protect," according to the complaint. Schwartz is represented by two large U.S. class-action specialists, the law firms Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd and Labaton Sucharow. The case is Schwartz v Yahoo Inc, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 16-05456.
Yahoo is sued for gross negligence over huge data breach https://t.co/ZkVSgm8vCeSeptember 23, 2016