California: A user is suing Yahoo for gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts, according to Reuters.
Yahoo on Thursday had said user information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and encrypted passwords, had been compromised in late 2014.
Ronald Schwartz, a New York resident, sued on behalf of all Yahoo users in the United States whose personal information was compromised. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages.
The lawsuit suggested the breach might have been warded off had Yahoo, which had been hacked before, taken user privacy “seriously” and bulked up its security measures....