If you’ve just logged into your Yahoo email and read an urgent security letter from the Yahoo team saying that your account has been compromised, you are one of the more than a billion users that have been hacked.
The massive data breach actually happened in August 2013 but was just revealed by the company.
It’s separate to an incident from 2014 and is believed to affect names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, MD5-hashed passwords (a form of encryption now widely consideredinsecure) and security question answers, according to the company.
Yahoo said it is notifying potentially affected users and has taken steps to secure their accounts, including asking users to change their passwords.
You can follow these steps to secure your account: 5 things to do right now if your Yahoo account was hacked