Yahoo cyber sec chief reportedly out after AOL merger

Bob Lord of Yahoo

Bob Lord, Yahoo's cyber security chief , who helped the company through the aftermath of the biggest data breach in history, may be out of a job when the company merges with AOL to form Oath.

In excess of 1bn user accounts were compromised in two attacks between 2013 and 2014 in what the company called a 'state-sponsored' attack. Lord however joined in 2015, and aided the company in communicating the breach to the public.

Cnet reports that amid Verizon's merger of the company's AOL's Chris Nims will take the chief information security officer role.

While the report is unverified by both companies, Recode claims that there are 1,000 jobs at risk as a result of the merger.

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