Issue: Failure to safeguard user accounts & information
In September 2016, numerous reports arose that internet giant Yahoo had suffered an extensive security breach relating to the accounts of hundreds of millions of users. Yahoo itself confirmed that hackers had obtained access to 500 million accounts, and at least one was selling account access information online. The stolen data includes user names, easily decrypted passwords, security questions, and personal information like birth dates and other email addresses (information that can be used as keys to decode user passwords and access pathways to other services and companies unrelated to Yahoo).
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Lieff Cabraser’s digital privacy lawyers represent millions of individuals in class action lawsuits against major internet business, service, and data storage providers involving allegations of insufficient and negligent data control and protection practices. For more information about Lieff Cabraser’s digital privacy cases, click here. If you suspect you may have suffered as a result of the reported Yahoo data breach, please contact us at 1 800 541-7358 or via the form below. The information you provide may help hold Yahoo accountable for any problems or errors in its data control and user protection practices.