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(CNN) - Was your Yahoo account one of the 3 billion affected by multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2016? You may be eligible for a payment of $ 358 or two years of free credit monitoring.
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If the agreement is approved by the California courts, Yahoo could distribute more than 117.5 million among users whose names, email addresses and passwords were stolen.
Eligible users can submit claims on Yahoodatabreachsettlement.com to receive at least two years of free credit monitoring services by AllClear ID.
If consumers can verify that they already use a credit monitoring service that they will maintain for at least one year, they can file a claim for $ 100. The actual amount may be more than that, up to $ 358, but it will probably be less, depending on how many people file claims.
What about these data leaks?
In 2016, Yahoo revealed two massive data breaches: one in 2013, when an unauthorized third party stole user data, and another in 2014, the work of a "state-sponsored actor," the company said.
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It was not believed that confidential financial data, such as bank account numbers and credit card information, were stolen in the attack, but emails and passwords were.
Users were urged to immediately change their passwords and security questions, key steps to protect online accounts from similar attacks.
Who is eligible to make a claim?
You are part of the lawsuit if:
- You had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016
- You received a notice about data breaches
- You are a US resident or Israel
If you are eligible, you can file a claim to receive at least two years of free credit monitoring services or charge $ 100.
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You could also earn up to $ 25,000 if you provide evidence of loss of your pocket or loss of time during data breaches.
How long will it take to solve this?
The approval process could take more than a year. The courts of California will hear two cases to approve the agreement, the final impartiality hearing will be in April 2020, and until then no payments will be made.
All claim forms must be submitted online or mailed no later than July 20, 2020.
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