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Yahoo’s Data Breaches Unlikely to Derail Verizon Deal

  • Almost 1,000 hacks occurred in the U.S. this year alone
  • Yahoo still helps Verizon’s mobile advertising ambitions

The second major hack of Yahoo! Inc. user accounts is unlikely to derail Verizon Communications Inc.’s $4.83 billion acquisition of the tech giant, with investors and the public becoming inured to near-daily disclosures of cyberattacks.

Hundreds of U.S. companies fall prey to hackers every year and, in many cases, the data breaches neither hurt bottom lines nor scare away customers for too long. After initial anxieties ease, everyone generally moves on. Experts say the same holds true for Yahoo and Verizon.