CYBER ATTACK: 1 billion accounts have been compromised

If you have a Yahoo email account and you’re concerned yours may be one of the 1 billion the internet giant has confirmed have been compromised, make sure you read this advice.

The firm has already taken steps to secure user accounts and is working closely with law enforcement.

Yahoo is also notifying potentially affected users and has called on all those with accounts to change their passwords.

If you believe your account may be compromised:

  • Change your password and security questions for your online accounts.
  • Monitor your account for any suspicious or unexpected activity
  • Be very wary of any emails purporting to come from Yahoo, particularly if they prompt you to click any links, download any attachments or give out any personal information. 
  • You should also beware of anyone calling asking for personal information, bank details or passwords. If in doubt, just hang up.
  • Watch out for signs of identity crime Visit Experian, Equifax or Noddle to check your credit rating to make sure no one has applied for credit in your name.
  • If you are generally concerned, you can look on call in Tiger Computers in Bridlington where they can explain about things to watch for or check out their security page on their website
  • If you have fallen victim to fraud, Report it to Action Fraud and get a crime reference number. 

You can also find a full list of FAQ’s from Yahoo containing details about this issue.

If you need further information or assistance with your account, please visit the Yahoo help page where you will find the latest information and may be able to access direct customer support.