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Here's How to Get Your Yahoo Settlement

After breach, you can get a (modest) payout or credit monitoring
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
This July 19, 2016, file photo shows a man walking in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may now be able to claim a little payback over the company's massive data breach. Spoiler alert: You won't be getting rich. Yahoo is offering at least two years of free credit monitoring, reports CNN. If you've already got that (and can prove it), Yahoo will give you cash instead. How much is unclear, but Yahoo is pegging the payouts initially at $100. However, the company warns it might be less depending on how many people stake a claim, and USA Today thinks "less" is a good bet. On the flip side, the payment could rise to $358.80 under the best-case scenario. Either way, those affected can submit their claims here; Yahoo also has a FAQ list here. (Read more Yahoo stories.)

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