Distressed Yahoo!

Yahoo is a facing a lot of heat at the moment, with some recent events.

First, 500 million user accounts was stolen in 2014, and got dumped online recently. Then, there is news that Yahoo complied with a secret government order to search the incoming emails of all of its users. This secret initiative was not even known to its internal security team.

Verizon, who has been in talks to acquire Yahoo is now seeking a $1 Billion price cut. Hence, the timing of these revelations couldn't have come at a worse time for Yahoo. 

To make matters worse, to avoid users leaving its platform, Yahoo has disabled email-forwarding. This is totally in bad faith, which will only frustrate it's users.

Update 15-Dec-2016:
Yahoo says an additional 1 Billion users were impacted. This is insane!
More details from Krebs.

Update 14-Jun-2017:
The Verizon deal finally goes thru, and Yahoo's CEO resigns.

Update  04-Oct-2017:
Every single Yahoo account was hacked - 3 billion in all - link

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