You might be able to get up to $100 from the settlement for Yahoo’s data breaches

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Yahoo famously suffered numerous data breaches from 2012 to 2016 (including one in 2013 that affected all 3 billion of its users), and the company is informing users that they can now submit claims for either credit monitoring or cash compensation as part of a proposed class action lawsuit settlement. Yahoo says if you had a Yahoo account anytime between 2012 and 2016 and are a resident of the US or Israel, the class action settlement may affect you.

The total amount of the settlement fund is $117.5 million, up from a proposed $50 million settlement that was rejected by a judge. Yahoo will use that settlement fund to pay for:

  • A minimum of two years of credit monitoring for individual users
  • A cash payment of $100 to users who can prove…

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