This was originally posted by knowbe4.com on October 1, 2019
Scam of the Week: Yahoo Data Breach Settlement Phishing Attacks
From 2012 through 2016, several hackers got into Yahoo email systems and stole billions of personal records. Recently, there’s been news of Yahoo reaching a settlement on the class action lawsuit created for these events. Yahoo must offer two years of free credit-monitoring services or $100 to anyone who had an account stolen during the hacks.
Watch out! The bad guys are taking advantage of this situation by tricking you into filing a Yahoo claim to get your $100 payment. They’re sending phishing emails that look like they come from Yahoo. When you click on their phishing links, you wind up on a website that appears to be for Yahoo’s class action lawsuit. Don’t fall for it! The website will steal your personal information instead.
If your Yahoo account was compromised and you want to claim your rights to this settlement, be certain you’re using an official resource. To submit your claim, visit https://yahoodatabreachsettlement.com.
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team