Regarding the Yahoo data breach

23 Sep 2016 by Russ Robbins, No Comments »

Hi all,

As most of you have heard by now, Yahoo experienced a massive data breach in which over 500 million (yes, million) user accounts were exposed to hackers. If you are a Yahoo account holder, here are some steps we recommend you take IMMEDIATELY:

1. Change your password (obviously) and change your security questions as well.

2.Watch your email for a notice from Yahoo that you may have been affected BUT, also make sure that you DO NOT reply to the email because there are bound to be scammers looking to capitalize on this disaster. There will undoubtedly be scam emails going out to try to fool folks into disclosing personal information.

3. If you use the same password at Yahoo that you also use at other sites, you should change your password at those sites as well.

4. Finally, keep an eye on your credit accounts for the next month or 2 to make sure that there are no unrecognized charges and if you find any, report them to your creditor immediately. The sooner you report it, the more likely your funds will be restored and the information you provide may help to track the perpetrators of this breach.

As always, if you need help with any of this, we are only a phonecall away at (941) 739-3600. Happy computing all!


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