As you may have heard, Yahoo just announced that over 1 Billion accounts were hacked in a recent data breach. This information includes account holder names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, telephone numbers and, in some cases, security questions and answers.
Here are a few proactive steps you can take to protect your account:
- Change your account password even if Yahoo doesn't prompt you to do so.
- Choose new security questions and answers for your Yahoo account, and any other accounts on which you used the same or similar questions/answers.
- Be wary if you get odd email messages from a friend with a Yahoo email account as it might be that their account was taken over by a scammer.
- Be wary of email, even if it looks legitimate. Scammers can copy logos and mask the sender's address to appear to be from a trusted person or business.
- Be suspicious if you get a call from Yahoo. They will not call you. Understand that caller id can be masked to appear to be a call from someone or some business familiar to you.
- Make sure you've activated your monitoring available to you through your IDShield membership. www.myidshield.com
- If you have any concerns or questions at all, please contact us at 888-494-8519.
Make the Most of Your IDShield Membership
To sign up for identity theft protection from IDShield, please call us at 888-494-8519 or visit us at www.idshield.com.
If you are currently a member, make sure that you’ve activated all the monitoring available to you through your IDShield membership. As always, if you have any questions IDShield contact us at 888-494-8519.