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Yahoo Might Owe You $358 as Part of a Privacy Breach Settlement

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If you had a Yahoo account any time between 2012 and 2016, you can now take part in a class action settlement to compensate you for losses.

Over several years, hackers were able to gain access to Yahoo user accounts, and steal private emails, calendars and contacts in at least three separate attacks.

Yahoo said if you had a Yahoo account between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, or were sent a notice about the data breaches in 2016 or 2017 and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are a member of the settlement.

Settlement rewards can range from less that $100  to a max of $358.80, depending on funds available after other benefit payouts. Claimants may also choose two years of free credit monitoring.

Curated by CNET

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