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Britain fines Yahoo UK Services 250,000 pounds for 2014 hack

 Britain’s data watchdog said on Tuesday it fined Yahoo UK Services Ltd 250,000 pounds for a cyber-attack in November 2014. Yahoo, most of whose assets were acquired by Verizon Communications Inc, said in 2016 that at least 500 million of its accounts had been hacked two years earlier. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it focused on the 515,121 UK accounts that London-based Yahoo UK Services oversaw as a data controller. The compromised personal data included names, email addresses, telephone numbers,…

HBO offers $250,000 as ‘bounty payment’ to hackers: Variety

The hackers behind HBO's recent data breach have leaked an email in which the US cable channel offered them $250,000 as a "bounty payment," Hollywood trade paper Variety reported on Thursday. The message from HBO, the Time Warner cable unit that broadcasts "Game of Thrones," offers the money as part of a program in which "white-hat professionals" are rewarded for identifying cyber security flaws, the Variety report said. bit.ly/2uMrMDz The email was worded in a way that would allow HBO to stall for time while it…