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Yahoo says hack of 500 million users "state-sponsored," but a security firm calls bullshit

So, that huge hack of 500 million Yahoo user accounts last week that Yahoo blamed on a "state-sponsored actor"? A private internet security firm is calling bullshit on the "state-sponsored" part. (moreā€¦)
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