Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to data breach victims
Yahoo has agreed to pay $50 million in damages to help settle a case in which 200 million people had their email addresses and other personal information swiped. The hacking took place in 2013 and 2014, but wasn’t disclosed until 2016. Hacked information included passwords that were encrypted but could be cracked. The company will also have to pay for at least two years of credit monitoring services for some 200 million users who had personal information stolen.