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Technology Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as part of its privacy breach settlement

17:10  10 october  2019
17:10  10 october  2019 Source:   cnet.com

Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as part of its data breach settlement

  Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as part of its data breach settlement That email Yahoo sent you is legit. If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you could be eligible for a settlement claim as the result of a data hack.The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts and steal names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and answers to security questions.

The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts and steal Find out if you 're part of the settlement ? Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between Jan.

The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo Find out if you 're part of the settlement ? Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec.

If you had a Yahoo account any time between 2012 and 2016, you can now take part in a class action settlement to compensate you for losses. Over several years, hackers were able to gain access to Yahoo user accounts, and steal private emails, calendars and contacts in at least three separate attacks.

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The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts and steal names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and answers to security questions.

Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement

  Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement That email Yahoo sent you is legit. If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you could be eligible for a settlement claim as the result of a data hack.The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts and steal names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and answers to security questions.

Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016 or received a data breach notification in 2016 or 2017 and are resident in the United States or Israel, you are a member of the settlement . You can contact the settlement administrator to confirm that you can

Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016 or received a data breach notification in 2016 or 2017 and are resident in the United States or Israel, you are a member of the settlement . You can contact the settlement administrator to confirm that you can

At the end of month, Yahoo announced that if you had an account any time between  Jan.1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are part of the settlement class and can file a claim for part of the $117,500,000 settlement fund.

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What to do if your personal information is part of a data breach

Find out if you're part of the settlement?

Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, or were sent a notice about the data breaches in 2016 or 2017 and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are a member of the settlement. You can contact the settlement administrator if you want to confirm you can take part in the settlement.

A qualifying Yahoo account includes ones with Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr and Flickr .

Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as part of data breach settlement

  Yahoo may owe you $358 or more as part of data breach settlement That email Yahoo sent you is legit. If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you could be eligible for a settlement claim as the result of a data hack.The breaches ranged in scope from two in 2012 where Yahoo said no data was taken, to a 2013 breach where hackers were able to gain access to all of the more than 3 billion Yahoo accounts and steal names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and answers to security questions.

Yahoo Might Owe You Money After a Data Breach Settlement . How to check if Yahoo owes you $ 358 . Yahoo sent out a notice about the data breaches to inform its users that anyone who had an account More information and all of the documents required to file a claim are available at.

Under the terms of the Settlement , Yahoo has enhanced, or, through its successor in interest, Oath Settlement Class Members May Act Now To Protect Themselves From Possible Harm Resulting From The Data Breach . Payment for such a claim may be less than 0.00 or more (up to $ 358 .80)

How much money you should expect to get?

The settlement provides a range of benefits to compensate those whose data was compromised in a hack. You can submit claims for money and credit monitoring:

  • At least two years of credit monitoring services provided by AllClearID. The service includes identity theft monitoring, up to $1 million in theft insurance and identity recovery assistant.
  • A cash payment if you already have credit monitoring and protection services. Yahoo said the payment could range from less that $100  to a max of $358.80, depending on funds available after other benefit payouts.
  • Cash reimbursement up to $25,000 to cover out-of-pocket costs to address fraud and identity theft as a result of a breach. You can also file a claim to be compensated for up to 15 hours of your time spent recovering from a breach.
  • A refund up to 25 percent of the amount you paid for a premium Yahoo account.
  • A refund up to 25 percent of the amount you paid for a Yahoo Small Business User email service, with a cap of $500 a year.

How to file a claim?

You can submit claims as a basic account holder, a paid user and a small business user. Israeli citizens must submit a separate claim form. The settlement website has separate forms for each type of claim.

When is the deadline for filing a claim?

You need to submit all claim forms -- either online or postmarked by mail -- by July 20, 2020.

The settlement is pending final court approval set for April 2, 2020. We'll update this story as we learn more. In the meantime, here's a running list the recent major data breaches and more on what to do if you are part of a data breach.

How to get up to $358 in the Yahoo data breach settlement .
If you had an account with the portal between 2012 and 2016, you could be eligible for cash or free credit monitoring , according to the settlement website. However, that amount isn't guaranteed — it depends on how many people end up filing claims. That's similar to this year's Equifax breach settlement, which dangled a cash payment of $125 to those who had been affected by its massive privacy breach. But the $125 payment was based on a relatively small number of claims, and that amount could be reduced if more people signed up than expected.

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