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

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 ICO investigation found Yahoo UK Services failed to protect the data and take steps to ensure parent Yahoo Inc complied with the appropriate data protection standards.