Yahoo Sued Over New Hacks Affecting 1B Users

Law360, New York (December 15, 2016, 1:27 PM EST) -- A Yahoo user filed a putative class action Wednesday over the new data breach revealed only hours earlier to have affected 1 billion users, saying the company has betrayed its email customers.

New York resident Amy Vail is bringing claims for negligence, breach of express and implied contract, and violation of California's unfair competition law. Yahoo Inc. said Wednesday it believes hackers stole 1 billion users' personal information in 2013 by breaching their email accounts — separate from a similar incident revealed in September, though, according to Vail, Yahoo has said some of the activity from both incidents may be connected...

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