How Yahoo’s 1 billion account breach stacks up with the biggest hacks ever – CNBC

Back in September, Yahoo disclosed a hack that compromised half a billion accounts. At the time, that was the biggest single-source hack in history. The data, which was stolen by what the company called a “state-sponsored actor” may have included names, passwords, emails, telephone numbers, dates of birth and security questions and answers, the company […]

With Tillerson Tapped for Cabinet, Darren Woods Likely to Lead Exxon – Wall Street Journal

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state could accelerate a leadership transition at Exxon Mobil Corp., placing a new chief executive atop the oil and gas giant as it faces extraordinary challenges. Succession planning is serious business at Exxon, and Mr. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive since 2006, is supposed to retire in March […]

OPEC Oil Output Said to Rise Ahead of January Historic Cut – Bloomberg

OPEC boosted production in November, according to independent estimates, as Nigeria, Libya and Angola all pumped more oil ahead of the group’s Jan. 1 deadline to cut its collective output, a person familiar with the data said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries raised production to 33.79 million barrels a day in November from 33.71 […]

At Viacom, Bob Bakish Enjoys Swift Rise – Variety

Among media-industry watchers, Bob Bakish’s name hasn’t been the first to roll off the tongue in discussions about the sector’s various moguls. That dynamic seems likely to change. Bakish, who has led the international operations of media conglomerate Viacom for the last several years, was named the company’s acting chief executive and president in late October. In a […]

Donald Trump Says Exxon’s Rex Tillerson Would Be ‘World-Class Player’ as Secretary of State – Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump on Sunday defended Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Rex Tillerson—expected to be the president-elect’s choice as secretary of state—as a “world-class player” who knows international leaders well. “He’s more than a business executive,’’ Mr. Trump told Fox News in an interview broadcast Sunday. “He’s in charge of, I guess, the… Donald Trump Says […]