The White House Says the FBI Is Investigating the Latest Yahoo Hack

December 15, 2016, 5:42 PM UTC
Key Speakers At The Yahoo! Inc. Mobile Developer Conference
Marissa Mayer, president and chief executive officer at Yahoo! Inc., listens to a reporters question during a press conference at the Yahoo! Inc. Mobile Developer Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Mayer unveiled a suite of development tools for mobile applications that integrate its own advertising services with features it acquired with analytics startup Flurry Inc.
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The White House on Thursday said it could not address the potential scope of vulnerable material from Yahoo’s most recently disclosed hack, adding that the FBI is investigating the breach.

Speaking to reporters at a daily briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that U.S. investigators would have to ensure that releasing any public information about those behind the attack would not compromise the probe.

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