It may be the “Year of the Hacker.” After incidents that involved the Clinton campaign and DC insiders, criminals illicitly gaining access to email has become a massive problem!
But it isn’t just affecting the elite, you might be in trouble too!
Do you have a Yahoo! email account? If so, you’re personal information may be at risk!
BREAKING: Yahoo says hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2016
This is similar to an attack from September.
Yahoo: Hack may affect more than 1 billion user accounts; incident ‘likely distinct’ from hack disclosed in Sept. https://t.co/f4jRwxiW2u
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) December 14, 2016
Here’s more info directly from Yahoo!
For potentially affected accounts, the stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. The investigation indicates that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information. Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system the company believes was affected.
Yahoo is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including requiring users to change their passwords. Yahoo has also invalidated unencrypted security questions and answers so that they cannot be used to access an account.
If you have a Yahoo! account you need to change your password immediately!
Share this with anyone you know who may have a Yahoo! account.