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If you had a Yahoo account anytime in 2012 through 2016,
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http://www.YahooDataBreachSettlement.com

A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in litigation against Yahoo! Inc. ("Yahoo") and Aabaco Small Business, LLC (together, called "Defendants" in this notice), relating to data breaches (malicious actors got into system and personal data was taken) occurring in 2013 through 2016, as well as to data security intrusions (malicious actors got into system but no data appears to have been taken) occurring in early 2012 (collectively, the "Data Breaches").
2012 Data Security Intrusions: From at least January through April 2012, at least two different malicious actors accessed Yahoo's internal systems. The available evidence, however, does not reveal that user credentials, email accounts, or the contents of emails were taken out of Yahoo's systems.
2013 Data Breach: In August 2013, malicious actors were able to gain access to Yahoo's user database and took records for all existing Yahoo accounts—approximately three billion accounts worldwide. The records taken included the names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions and answers of Yahoo account holders. As a result, the actors may have also gained access to the contents of breached Yahoo accounts and, thus, any private information contained within users' emails, calendars, and contacts.
2014 Data Breach: In November 2014, malicious actors were able to gain access to Yahoo's user database and take records of approximately 500 million user accounts worldwide. The records taken included the names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords, and security questions and answers of Yahoo account holders, and, as a result, the actors may have also gained access to the contents of breached Yahoo accounts, and thus, any private information contained within users' emails, calendars, and contacts.
2015 and 2016 Data Breach: From 2015 to September 2016, malicious actors were able to use cookies instead of a password to gain access into approximately 32 million Yahoo email accounts.

Plaintiffs claim that Defendants failed to adequately protect their Personal Information and that they were injured as a result. Defendants deny any wrongdoing, and no court has made any ruling in these matters.
Who's Included? If you received a Notice about the Data Breaches, or if you had a Yahoo account at any time between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016, and are a resident of the United States or Israel, you are a "Settlement Class Member."

What does the Settlement provide?
Yahoo has enhanced, or, through its sucessor in interest, Oath Holdings Inc. ("Oath"), continues to enhance security of its customers' Personal Information stored on its databases. Defendants will also pay for a Settlement Fund of $117,500,000. The Settlement Fund will provide: a minimum of two years of Credit Monitoring Services to protect Settlement Class Members from future harm, or Alternative Compensation instead of credit monitoring for Class Members who already have Credit Monitoring Services (subject to verification and documentation); Out-of-Pocket Costs for losses related to the Data Breaches; and reimbursement of some costs for those who paid for Yahoo premium or small business services. The Settlement Fund will also be used to pay for attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses, and Service Awards for the Settlement Class Representatives. These are only a summary of the benefits. For complete information, dates, and details on the benefits, visit the Settlement Website www.YahooDataBreachSettlement.com.

What are my options?
In order to receive any benefits, you must file a claim online or by mail by July 20, 2020. If you want to keep your right to sue the Defendants yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement Class by March 6, 2020. If you exclude yourself you will not receive any credit monitoring or monetary relief from the Settlement. If you stay in the Settlement Class, you may object to the Settlement, and/or the amount of attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses, and/or the amount of Class Representative Service Awards by March 6, 2020. If you do nothing, you will not receive any credit monitoring or monetary benefits but you will still be bound by the Court's decisions. Complete information and instructions on Filing a Claim, excluding oneself from the Settlement, or Objecting are available on the Settlement Website at www.YahooDataBreachSettlement.com.
The Court has scheduled a hearing in this case at 1:30 pm on April 2, 2020, in Courtroom 8 of the U.S Courthouse, 280 South 1st Street, 4th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113, to consider: whether to approve the Settlement; any objections; a request for Class Representatives' Service Awards; and attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses for investigating the facts, litigating the case, and negotiating the settlement. The motion for attorney fees, costs, and expenses will be posted on on the date it is filed or as quickly thereafter as practicable. You may ask to appear at the hearing but you do not have to.
This is only a summary. For complete information and to file a claim for benefits, visit the Settlement Website, www.YahooDataBreachSettlement.com [YahooDataBreachSettlement.com], email info@YahooDataBreachSettlement.com or call 844-702-2788 (1-80-9344112 for residents of Israel).
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Minimum of two years of Credit Monitoring Services to protect Settlement Class Members from future harm,
or
Alternative Compensation instead of credit monitoring for Class Members who already have Credit Monitoring Services (subject to verification and documentation); Out-of-Pocket Costs for losses related to the Data Breaches; and reimbursement of some costs for those who paid for Yahoo premium or small business services.

If you can verify that you already have credit monitoring or identity protection services that you will keep for at least 12 months, you may instead make a claim for a cash payment in an amount of $100, although that amount may be less or more up to $358.80, depending on how many claims are submitted.

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Exactly how much credit monitoring services does one person need?
Most data breaches only give those affected credit monitoring, not cash.
Some credit cards off monitoring for free now.

It is useless to have multiple services monitoring if they all do the same thing.
I want cold hard cash, not useless credit monitoring, esp. when I am already signed up for it due to other breaches.
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Exactly how much credit monitoring services does one person need?
Most data breaches only give those affected credit monitoring, not cash.
Some credit cards off monitoring for free now.

It is useless to have multiple services monitoring if they all do the same thing.
I want cold hard cash, not useless credit monitoring, esp. when I am already signed up for it due to other breaches.
So then sign up Wink If you clicked through the link and read the settlement details, you'd see that we can get paid Smilie
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So then sign up Wink If you clicked through the link and read the settlement details, you'd see that we can get paid Smilie
I see this now

If you can verify that you already have credit monitoring or identity protection services that you will keep for at least 12 months, you may instead make a claim for a cash payment in an amount of $100, although that amount may be less or more up to $358.80, depending on how many claims are submitted.

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Do you actually need to verify?
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There's been so many breaches, I've got free credit and dark web monitoring coming out of my ears.

Going for the $.
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I get a malicious site warning when trying to access the site.
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If you can verify that you already have credit monitoring or identity protection services that you will keep for at least 12 months, you may instead make a claim for a cash payment in an amount of $100, although that amount may be less or more up to $358.80, depending on how many claims are submitted.

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You can also get $25/hour for time spent dealing with data breaches... no documentation required for up to 5 hours of that.... you can claim more than that if you can document it.
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Equifax II. Sign up now for free money! Oh wait, too many people so no money but...

Waste of time.
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Last edited by q2n September 6, 2019 at 06:53 AM. Reason: Experian >> Equifax But it's only a matter of time until they're all hacked so maybe should have left it.
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You know, I get the same thrill up my leg, all over me, every time I hear that word: May(be).

But ...... I'll keep half an eye on this, see if I can cash in, despite probably gonna get 75 Cents after the vultures, I mean "The Attorneys", get their inflated Fees and Expenses.
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There's been so many breaches, I've got free credit and dark web monitoring coming out of my ears.

Going for the $.
Yeah this is getting ridiculous already!
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You can also get $25/hour for time spent dealing with data breaches... no documentation required for up to 5 hours of that.... you can claim more than that if you can document it.
No. We're all going to get about 10 cents, just like the Equifax fiasco.
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