Uh oh. Yahoo confirmed that, in 2014, hackers stole information on at least 500 million users. It’s one of the biggest data breaches in history – possibly the biggest. According to sources who spoke to Recode before Yahoo officially confirmed the hack, the company is prepping for an inevitable law-enforcement investigation and, quite possibly, lawsuits. But one of the biggest concerns for Yahoo is that that this news has come at a particularly inopportune moment: Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring the company for $4.83 billion, and news of the data breach could affect the telco’s valuation of the company. One troublesome note: Yahoo apparently didn’t tell Verizon about the hack, despite having known about it for almost two months. In August, Vice’s Motherboard reported on a Russian cybercriminal named “Peace” who claimed to be selling credentials from 200 million-plus Yahoo users, including usernames, easily-decrypted passwords, and personal info. But Yahoo had never confirmed the report, saying only that it was investigating its legitimacy. It’s safe to say that its legitimacy has been confirmed.
The Stand, CBS All Access’ television adaptation of the storied 1978 Stephen King novel, will debut December 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo and Amber Heard, the limited series unfolds around King’s apocalyptic struggle between good and evil after a plague destroys most of the country. Ben Cavell serves […]
Get ready cats and kittens. Joe Exotic (working title), UCP’s limited series starring and exec-produced by Kate McKinnon, scored a straight-to-series order by both the NBCU television and streaming divisions. In an unprecedented move, project will roll out across broadcast net NBC, streamer Peacock, and a basic cable net USA. Series is based on the […]
Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, […]
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including […]
The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will go on, presented digitally sometime in the fall. Date and platform are TBA. The event had originally been scheduled for June 7, but was replaced by plans for a streaming special on the same date due to COVID-19. That special was postponed amid unrest over the George Floyd […]