Another day, another 500 million Yahoo accounts breached. Our friends at the FTC are right on top of this with guidance for individuals with Yahoo accounts. First and foremost, change your Yahoo password.
According to Yahoo, the breached information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords, and security questions. Yahoo believes this information was stolen in late 2014. So, if you had a Yahoo account on or before 2014, you could be affected. Yahoo will be sending notification to affected users by email. Yahoo’s message will not ask you to click on a link or give any personal information.
If you’d like more information about the Yahoo data breach – including how to recognize whether a breach notification email claiming to be from Yahoo is legitimate – visit Yahoo’s Account Security Issues FAQs.