Yahoo Battered With Class Actions Over 2014 Data Breach

Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. was hit with three proposed class actions in California and Illinois federal court Friday, just one day after it revealed that hackers infiltrated its systems in late 2014 and lifted names, hashed passwords and other account data tied to at least 500 million users.

The suits are seeking to represent any current or past Yahoo account holder in the U.S. who had their personally identifiable information compromised or stolen from the tech giant in 2014. (AP) Named plaintiffs Jennifer Myers and Ronald Schwartz filed suits in California's Southern and Northern districts respectively, while named plaintiff Christopher Havron filed a...

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