UK Privacy Watchdog Slaps Yahoo With Another Fine Over 2014 Hack

Verizon's Oath (the brand that subsumed Yahoo, and owns Engadget) stressed in a response that it had taken efforts to strengthen its security systems since the carrier acquired Yahoo, and that this had nothing to do with the European Union's GDPR (which only just took effect).

The fine is minuscule compared to the US Securities and Exchange Commission's $35 million fine, and it's unlikely to have significant ramifications for the company. However, it does illustrate the scope of the problem. When a hack compromises sensitive information for 500 million people, there will be numerous countries that want restitution.

Source :

UK privacy watchdog slaps Yahoo with another fine over 2014 hack
ICO slaps Yahoo with £250,000 fine for 2014 mega-breach
UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo’s 2014 data breach
Yahoo fined $334,000 in the UK for failing to disclose 2014 hack
Britain fines Yahoo UK Services 250,000 pounds for 2014 hack
Oz court slaps down Dept of Immigration over 2014 data bungle
Yahoo is fined £250,000 over Russia-sponsored cyber attack
Blackpool NHS Trust Hit with £185K Privacy Fine
Hacker Who Worked With FSB Agents in Email Hacks Gets 5 Years in Prison
TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog