Write a paper analyzing the incident. Explain why the attack was successful. Provide your opinion on how to stop the attack from occurring again.
This should be in MLA format with work cited pages as needed.
Yahoo suffers from massive data breach #1
In September, search engine, email provider and one-time Google rival Yahoo was hit by what was later described as the ‘biggest data breach in history’.
The company was forced to admit that up to 500 million customers may have had data stolen, including sensitive details such as names, email addresses, phone numbers and hashed passwords. While the size of attack was significant, it was notable too that fingers were being pointed at a state-sponsored actor.
This was not Yahoo’s first embarrassment as far as cybersecurity is concerned – it was breached in 2014 too – but what is particularly intriguing is that Yahoo may have known about the attack since August, two months prior to the breach being reported.
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