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Tim Culpan

Who Hacked Yahoo? Who Cares!

Blaming a state-sponsored actor is a convenient excuse.

It's funny because it's true.

That line from Bloomberg News' coverage of the Yahoo hack of at least 500 million user accounts sums up the ridiculous attitude so many in management (and in public relations) take toward cyber security. In blaming a "state-sponsored actor," Yahoo seems to be trying to tell us "there's nothing we could do." JPMorgan tried a similar tactic, with little success, after a 2014 hack.