Personal information including names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords, and unencrypted security questions and answers were stolen in the breach. Initial reports show no evidence that payment card or bank data was lost.
Yahoo, who discovered the breach while conducting an internal investigation, says the attack was done by a ‘state-sponsored’ hacker, meaning that the cyber thief was likely acting on behalf of a government. Yahoo is working closely with the authorities, and affected users are being notified.
If You Have Been Hacked
Anyone affected by the hack or who has not reviewed his or her Yahoo account since 2014 should change his or her password and security questions immediately. To further secure all of your online accounts, it’s important to do the following
To read Yahoo’s official press release on the hack and to learn more about what to do if you’ve been affected, click here. And for more information on protecting your information from cyber criminals, contact the insurance professionals at Willis Insurance & Risk Management today.
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