Let’s talk details about the Yahoo breach:

Size: Half a billion people.

Scope (ie. types of stolen user account information):

  • Names
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Passwords (hashed)
  • Security questions and answers (encrypted and unencrypted)

Impact (ie. types of threats this opens users up to):

  • Doxing (public exposure of sensitive information in an attempt to embarrass or expose someone or something)
  • Extortion
  • Ransomware
  • Harassment
  • Targeted attacks (phishing, whaling)
  • Stalking
  • Identity Theft
  • Financial Fraud
  • Attacks on reputation
  • Professional/Career impact

***This Breach may also open up family, friends, and businesses to similar threats***

Necessary Actions to Take:

  • New email address
  • Setup password phrases (non-personal)
  • Enable Multifactor Authentication
  • Reset passwords across all of your apps and mobile devices

Remember, this is just a start. There is more to consider and other useful ways to short-circuit many of the threats. At Hueya, we have innovative tools and services available to help you navigate today’s concerns as well as those in the future. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

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