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If you had a Yahoo email account between 2013 and 2016, there’s some bad news: The email platform suffered major security breaches during that time, meaning your email may have been hacked and your personal information stolen.
Now, a new settlement from a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo means those affected may be eligible for compensation, up to $358.80.
Yahoo sent out a notice about the data breaches to inform its users that anyone who had an account between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016–and who is a resident of the United States or Israel–is a “Settlement Class Member,” meaning they may be entitled to a portion of the $117,500,000 settlement.
The breaches resulted in the theft of information–including names, email address, phone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions–from millions of users worldwide.
For those who are eligible, the settlement offers two options: The first option is to get credit monitoring services for a minimum of two years, and the second is “Alternative Compensation,” meaning a cash payment up to $358.80, depending on how many people participate in the settlement. Only those who already have credit monitoring services, and intend to keep it for up to a year are eligible for the cash payment.
Anyone trying to file a claim can do so, both online or by mail but must do so by July 20, 2020.
More information and all of the documents required to file a claim are available at YahooDatabreachSettlement.com.
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Tiffanie Drayton is a geek culture and lifestyle reporter whose work covers everything from gender and race to anime and Xbox. Her work has appeared in Complex, Salon, Marie Claire, Playboy, and elsewhere.