I have my password files going back to March 7th, 2013, so I have access and logins to both my accounts. Does this mean I get $1.20?
Long-suffering Yahoo! customers may finally get some compensation for having their personal details exposed to hackers not once, not twice, not three times, nor four times, but five times between 2012 and 2016. The proposed $117.5m settlement from the US class-action lawsuit brought back when Yahoo! actually existed is headed …
"BT used to use Yahoo e-mail"
They still do. Sadly. Regardless of how much you ask to be swapped over some are stuck on it. It seems that there is some rule in place that governs switching that makes not a bit of sense. SWMBO has 2 BT email addresses - one has been switched and the other not. Both are tied to the same BT account.... Go figure!
Three days ago I actually got a mail from firstname.lastname@example.org that explained, in verbose legalese and in detail, that I was eligible for reimbursement under the Yahoo Data Breach Settlement. At first, I just filed it in Spam, but then I started wondering about the status of that old account. I dug out my password for it, logged into Yahoo.com and clicked on the mail icon. I was asked for my email and password, only to get an Error 0 - Web Site Not Responding or something along that line.
Three days later and I just, finally, got access to a completely empty Inbox. I think there is nothing at all because it states at the bottom that I am using 0.01% of 1TB. The thing is, I can't even access the Advanced Settings panel because Yahoo! starts churning and the cursor goes to Occupied and never comes back.
I'll check again in ten year's time, see if they've managed to improve anything.
Not being strictly licensed for legal practice myself, I am instead running a claims management service for yahoo! customers who can't be bothered with all that form filling nonsense but still fancy some free money (less my percentage natch)
marks commentards are not stupid enough too sophisticated to need this service. To them, I can offer a MLM affiliate programme franchise of my service to enable them to be burned of some help to further yahoo! customers.
twenty years ago, back in the days of slow dial-up. They changed the online user interface to "improve" it by adding a zillion more features; but instead made it incredibly slow to load and use, so I gave up on Yahoo. Seems like a very wise decision in retrospect.
I still have RocketMail address, because when they were bought by Yahoo* they promised to honour all of their existing accounts for life.
So, Yahoo can never delete my @rocketmail.com address, and I still occasionally log into it just to annoy them :)
**** edit, I just tried to login, and it's not accepting the 5 digit code that they texted to my phone. Thanks Yahoo!
* (to form the basis of Yahoo Mail, in the same way that Hotmail was bought by Microsoft a month or so before that)
I use it everyday as my email address, have done for a lot of years. Lots of reasons, it works, people know it, old contacts can get hold of me because it is constant, it is memorable.
Why change it for something like a Gmail account so my data is given, taken, hacked, monetised and lost. Why change it to anything M$ where it is given, taken, hacked, monetised, lost and denied access because M$ suck.
In another couple of years, I'm going to have massive redundancy in the credit monitoring department. Equifax, Yahoo, etc etc. I have filed with all of the credit info merchants to lock inquiries into my credit anyway. None of this does me a blind bit of good. If another judge allows a company to offer credit monitoring instead of monetary compensation, I'm going to visit their courtroom and be sick at the entrance. Opps, sorry. I haven't been feeling well since getting back from China (or whatever country is hosting the latest plague).
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