The incident

Yahoo recently informed the public about the theft of crucial information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.

The information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.

Security advises

Yahoo recommends users who haven’t changed their Yahoo passwords since 2014 do so.

Their spokesperson said that account holders should also change passwords and security questions. Additionally, they should also change the answers for any other account they have. Special interest to those accounts that use the same or similar information to their Yahoo account.

In addition, the spokesperson cautioned users to avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails that claim an update from Yahoo about the breach.