Do you think Rahul Gandhi as president will change Congress fortunes?
ICE rounds up more than 40 MS-13 members in NY
Senate Tax Reform Bill, Including Cornyn Priorities, Passes Committee
Oil prices decline on rising USA stockpile
Congress grills former Equifax, Yahoo CEOs over identity data breaches
09 November 2017, 12:54 | Kenneth Drake
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
Matt Winkelmeyer Getty Images for Glamour
"These thefts occurred during my tenure, and I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users", Mayer said, according toCNet.
In an opening statement to the Senate Commerce Committee, Mayer apologized to Yahoo's users, blamed "Russian agents" for the breach and said that Yahoo quickly worked to protect user accounts and contact law enforcement.
Mayer opened her testimony with an apology, pointing out that Yahoo had been hit by a sophisticated attack from Russian hackers, one that even the best security could not have stopped.
Yahoo only learned about the hack last November, when United States law enforcement presented the company with the stolen information, Mayer said. Because of the information contained in the field, Mayer said the company was confident that the breach occurred in 2013. Thune also pressed Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and interim CEO Paulino Barros on Equifax's known security vulnerabilities that led to its recent data breach and how the company is now addressing these issues.
U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled "Protecting Consumers in the Era of Major Data Breaches", at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, in room Dirksen 106.
Barros told the committee he has focused on improving customer service and revising the company's structure so that the company's chief security officer reports directly to him. The government is weighing whether to impose tougher standards on companies, such as requirements for notifying consumers after a breach. Equifax's CEO said the same of a breach involving 145 mln consumers.
They say new laws may be necessary amid rising cyber attacks that threaten the privacy of personal data.
They answered questions about the Equifax breach in September and Yahoo's in March.
But that change would be a stark change from the current system, said Paulino de Rego Barros, acting boss of Equifax.
Equifax revealed that hackers had gained access to sensitive information of 143 million USA consumers. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson asked Mayer.
The Senate Commerce Committee took the unusual step of subpoenaing Mayer to testify on October 25 after a representative for Mayer declined multiple requests for her voluntarily testimony.
John Wall's shoulder has "no structural damage", just soreness
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. will need at least four weeks to recover from hand surgery performed Friday. On the season Wall is shooting 40.6 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from three and 68.9 percent from the foul line.
Study shows sheep recognise human faces
Sheep can be trained to recognize celebrities like Barack Obama and Jake Gyllenhaal, new research shows. The sheep made the correct choice of celebrity or handler roughly 70 percent of the time on average.
Migration: 26 Nigerian females die at sea
The AFP reports 23 of the bodies were recovered Friday, with another three subsequently found. That ship had carried out other Mediterranean rescues and had 374 rescued migrants on board.
150000 to pick up rise in living wage
Workers in London - where living costs are substantially higher - will see their hourly pay boosted by 45p to £10.20 an hour. Hundreds of Lidl workers are set for a pay increase as the discount retailer pushes to pay its workers the living wage.
Netflix customers warned of phishing email scam
Netflix users are being warned against a fake email making its rounds to steal the personal and credit card information of users. The email, titled "Your suspension notification", is created to mirror real messages from the streaming website .
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
In the new book entitle, "The Last Republication", written by historian, Mark Updegrove, the senior Bush said, "I don't like him". George HW Bush said he voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton , while his son told Mr Updegrove he did not vote for anyone.