Yahoo Admits It Secretly Hacked All User Accounts For US Intelligence

Just days after admitting that some 500 millions of its email accounts were hacked (allegedly Russians, of course), the Yahoo confessional continues as Reuters reports, somewhat stunningly that, Yahoo secretly built software to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for US intel officials. Yahoo’s reaction to this: we are “a law abiding company.”
Following claims of state-sponsored attacks of its customers’ email accounts, Reuters reports, Yahoo also hacked its own customers’ accounts…
Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U. S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter.
The company complied with a classified U. S. government directive, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI, said two former employees and a third person apprised of the events.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 4, 2016.

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