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NYT: ‘Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say’

Nicole Perlroth and Vindu Goel, reporting for the NYT: [Alex Stamos, Yahoo’s former chief information security officer], also dispatched “red teams” of employees to break into Yahoo’s systems and report back what they found. At competitors like Apple and Google, the Yahoo Paranoids developed a reputation for their passion and contributions to collaborative security projects, like Threat Exchange, a platform created by Yahoo, Dropbox, Facebook, Pinterest and others to share information on cyberthreats.
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