A Yahoo premium subscriber has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the internet giant, saying the company failed to properly protect his and other subscribers’ sensitive data during two recent massive data breaches.

Last week, Yahoo confirmed that 1 billion Yahoo user accounts were compromised by hackers in August 2013, in an incident likely separate from the big data breach that the company disclosed in September.

In this recent data breach involving 1 billion users, Yahoo said “stolen user account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.”

Bob Lord, chief information security officer (CISO) at Yahoo, gave details of the data breach in a Dec. 14 blog post, and stated the hackers have not been identified, but it is believe the cyber thieves may have used “forged cookies” to access user accounts without needing to know their password.

“We believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts. We have not been able to identify the intrusion associated with this theft,” Lord said.

The second data breach incident was uncovered after U.S. law enforcers shared files with the company that a third-party claimed contained Yahoo user data.

For more info: https://topclassactions.com


  1. Chris Martinez December 27, 2016 9:48 pm 


  2. Evelyn Brass December 27, 2016 9:50 pm 

    I will like to join the Yahoo law suit for not keeping my information confidential as well.

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  4. Linda M Cooper December 30, 2016 12:44 pm 

    I would like to join the lawsuit against Yahoo regarding keeping my information confidential

  5. S Orange January 2, 2017 12:33 pm 

    I would like to also join the lawsuit against yahoo in regards to identity breach.

  6. New Jersey March 15, 2017 12:44 am 

    I would like to join also! I’ve had an account with Yahoo! for years. After this breech, I decided to delete the account, however, it didn’t delete; why? Because the intruders decided to root my cell phone and every other piece of electronic I own and my browser now redirects to websites that don’t make a damn bit of sense. Oh! and let’s not forget about the fraud aler I had to implement because my credit report is ALL WRONG!

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