Yahoo Privacy Breach
Higgerty Law has filed a class action on behalf of individuals whose personal and confidential information was compromised by Yahoo!
On September 22, 2016, Yahoo announced the account information of 500 million users had been stolen in a hack in late 2014. On December 14, 2016, Yahoo announced that the account information of over one billion users had been stolen in a separate hack in August 2013. On December 14, 2016, Yahoo reported that an unspecified number of user accounts were accessed throughout 2015 and 2016 in a third, separate cyberattack involving tampered cookies.
The Claim alleges various acts and omissions by Yahoo! Inc. and its employee which resulted in the privacy breach and for which they are liable to the affected users for damages, and seeks financial compensation in the amount of $100 million for Canadian customers affected by Yahoo, Inc.’s data breach, including for an intrusion on their privacy, an increased risk of identity theft, financial fraud, financial losses and psychological injury.
All Canadians who were Yahoo customers during or before 2015 could be eligible for compensation. Please contact us at (403) 503-8888 for more information.