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Yahoo’s Lack Of Cooperation Is Slammed By German Cyber Agency

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Former internet giant Yahoo has been criticised by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for not cooperating with an investigation into last year’s hacking revelations.

In December Yahoo admitted to suffering the biggest data breach in history after more than a billion accounts were compromised during a hack in 2013 and the company’s woes are now continuing after drawing wrath from Germany’s cyber agency.

The US Justice Department recently indicted two Russian spies for allegedly orchestrating the hack, but it seems Yahoo is less keen to work with the German government on the matter.

BSI said Yahoo’s EMEA unit “refused to give the BSI any information and referred all questions to the Irish Data Protection Commission, without, however, giving it the authority to provide information to the BSI”.

The agency added that, due to Yahoo’s lack of cooperation, it doesn’t have any concrete information about the breaches and decided to go public after multiple failed attempts to contact Yahoo for details.

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