Yahoo has been hacked! The multinational technology company has confirmed that there was a breach in the security of its Email service and is now asking its users to take safety measures. If you’re wondering how to change Yahoo email password, here’s how.
Yahoo has revealed a massive attack on its network, affecting over 500 million of its users. In an email sent to possible victims of the hack, the company confirms that a hack had permeated their system in late 2014. The hacker, believed to be “state-sponsored”, have stolen data from Yahoo. These include “included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.”
The tech giant however claims that payment card data and bank account information were not included in the Yahoo hack.
“Payment card data and bank account information are not stored in the system that the investigation has found to be affected,” the security notice said.
The Yahoo breach is still under investigation, however, the tech giant has requested users to take necessary security measures to be safe from the Yahoo hack.
How to change Yahoo password?
- Log in to your account on https://www.yahoo.com.
- Hover your cursor over your username on the upper right corner of the page. Click “Account Info” below the username.
- Choose “Account Security” from the left tab menu.
- Click “Change Password”.
- Fill up fields with new password. Preferably use an alphanumeric combination.
- Remember that you can’t use a password with your name or a previously used password.
- Click “Continue”. And you’re set!
How to Know if You’re Affected by the Yahoo Hack?
Those who received an email on their Yahoo mail are likely affected by the Yahoo breach. Aside from changing passwords, it encourages users to take other precautionary measures:
- Change your password and security questions and answers for any other accounts on which you use the same or similar credentials as the ones used for your Yahoo Account.
- Review your accounts for suspicious activity.
- Be cautious of any unsolicited communications that ask for your personal information or refer you to a web page asking for personal information.
- Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails.