Yahoo Multiple Data Breaches Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Yahoo! Inc. and Aabaco Small Business, LLC are paying $117.5 million to settle class actions relating to a number of data security incidents. The incidents include 2012 data security intrusions (where the systems were breached but it appears that no data was stolen) and data breaches (where data was stolen) that occurred between 2013 and 2016. Although the list of stolen information does not include payment card data or bank information, it does include passwords, so any private information contained in users’ accounts is also at risk. All in all, information for hundreds of millions of users worldwide have been put at risk.

Docket Number:

5:16-MD-02752-LHK

Company: Yahoo! Inc.

Filing Deadline: July 20, 2020

Class Period: January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016

Objection Deadline: March 6, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: March 6, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: April 2, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

Claims for certain kinds of reimbursements will require proof.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if 

  • You are a resident of the US or Israel, and
  • You had a Yahoo account between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016, or 
  • You were sent a notice about the data breaches announced in 2016 or 2017.

Note that Yahoo accounts include both Yahoo e-mail accounts but also accounts on other sites owned or operated by Yahoo, such as Yahoo Fantasy Sports, Yahoo Finance, Tumblr, and Flickr.

There are separate claim forms for account holders, paid users, small business users, and Israeli users.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits: (1) Two years’ credit monitoring services or cash payment, (2) Fraud resolution services, (3) Cash for out-of-pocket losses, including for time, (3) Cash for up to 25% of Yahoo paid user costs; and (4) Cash for up to 25% of Aabaco small business user costs. For more information, see the Notice, available at https://yahoodatabreachsettlement.com/en/home/Documents.

Total Settlement Amount: $117,500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500-$7,500

Law Firms:
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Morgan & Morgan
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis Inc.

Claim Form: Yahoo Multiple Data Breaches Settlement Claim Forms

Case Name: In re: Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation

Settlement Website: Yahoo Multiple Data Breaches Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Heffler Claims Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Yahoo Data Breach Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 1760
Philadelphia PA 19105-1760
1-844-702-2788
Israel Phone Number: 1-80-9344112
info@YahooDataBreachSettlement.com

Tags: Exposing Private Information, Exposure to cyber crime, Your Privacy