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Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach, blames Russians

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents at a hearing on the growing number of incidents involving major U.S. companies.

“As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users, she told the Senate Commerce Committee, testifying alongside the interim and former CEOs of Equifax Inc and a senior Verizon Communications Inc executive.

Spooktacular Breaches Call for Deception to Exorcise Cyber Threats

By: Carolyn Crandall As Halloween approaches, I was thinking how appropriate that it comes on the last day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month each year. It is oddly fitting that this month Yahoo revised upward the number of people impacted by its 2016 breach from 1 billion to an astounding 3 billion – roughly 40 percent of the world’s population. If that isn’t enough to put a scare into the management teams of most companies, I’m not sure what is.

With that in mind, below is a list of the 10 most “spooktacular” breaches organized by number of people impacted.

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