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    Six US Senators Criticize Yahoo CEO for 'Unacceptable' Delay in Hack Discovery

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    The late discovery of a cyber intrusion in the networks of the multinational technology company Yahoo is unacceptable and company should conduct a briefing on its investigation into the incident, six US senators said in a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, Yahoo announced that a state-sponsored actor hacked its networks in late 2014, stealing information about some 500 million users.

    "User information was first compromised in 2014, yet the company only announced the breach last week. This is unacceptable," the letter stated.

    The senators, including Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Patrick Leahy, asked Yahoo to provide a briefing on the company’s investigation into the incident.

    Yahoo has previously said it was cooperating with law enforcement agencies concerning the hack.

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