500 million Yahoo users compromised by cyberintrusion, but Yahoo doesn’t plan to provide credit monitoring!

22 September 2016 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

Reuters reported that Yahoo would likely not need to “provide them with credit monitoring services” even though Bob Lord (Yahoo’s CISO) posted “An Important Message About Yahoo User Security”:

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

The ongoing investigation suggests that stolen information did not include unprotected passwords, payment card data, or bank account information; payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected

Yahoo’s recommended users take many actions including:

  • Change your password and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which you used the same or similar information used for your Yahoo account.
  • Review your accounts for suspicious activity.
  • Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information.
  • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.

Stay tuned as more details are revealed!

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