Samsung has permanently ceased production of the Galaxy Note 7 and is urging owners of the device to immediately turn it off and return it to the place of purchase.
The move comes after two months struggling to resolve what were originally thought to be problems with the Galaxy Note 7 batteries causing them to overheat and, in some cases, catch fire. Samsung first responded by offering replacement batteries form a different manufacturing plant, but those batteries, too, proved to be vulnerable to overhaeating and combustion.
Yahoo has reported that their accounts data has been hacked and that as many as 500 million accounts have been compromised. The data breach happened in late 2014, according to the company, and they have been working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the incident which they are attributing to "a state sponsored actor."