Was your Yahoo account among the 3 billion affected by multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2016? You may be eligible for a payout of $ 358 or two years of free credit monitoring.
If the settlement is approved by the California courts, Yahoo may split more than $ 117.5 million among users with stolen names, email addresses and passwords. [19659002EligibleusersareeligibleforaYahoo!Thetrueamountmaybemorethanthat-upto$358-butitwillprobablybelessdependingonhowmanypeoplesubmitclaims
What about these violations?
In 2016, Yahoo revealed two massive data breaches: One in 2013, when an unauthorized third party stole user data, and another in 2014, working from a "state-sponsored actor," the company said.
Sensitive financial data such as bank account numbers and credit card information were not believed to be stolen during the attack, but emails and passwords were sent.
Users were urged to immediately change passwords and security questions – important steps to protect online accounts from similar attacks.
Who is eligible to claim?
You are a member of the settlement class if:
– You had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016
– You received a notification of data breaches
– You reside in the United States or Israel
If y If you are eligible, you can file a claim to receive at least two years of free credit monitoring services or collect $ 100.
You can earn up to $ 25,000 even if you provide proof of loss or loss without pocket time during data breaches.
How long will it take to make up?
The approval process can take more than one year. California courts will hear two cases to approve the settlement, with the final justice hearing in April 2020, and no payments will be made until then.
All claim forms must be submitted online or submitted by July 20, 2020.