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Judge rules victims of Yahoo data breach can sue

Deputy general counsel and chief privacy officer for Verizon. Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call vis Getty Images

A judge ruled today that anyone affected by the U.S. data breach can sue Verizon, who owns Yahoo, according to Reuters, because customers might have acted differently if they had known of the security weaknesses.

Why it matters: All 3 billion accounts on Yahoo's server were compromised.