Yahoo Usernames and Passwords Stolen in Cyberattack

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- Yahoo email users were targets of a security breach as hackers stole usernames and passwords.

While having different passwords for your email and others accounts may sound like a hassle, it may keep your information safer online.

Stacy Moomaw, a technology expert, said even adding an extra number to a password can protect your information.

He also recommends creating stronger passwords that include numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters.

Also, if you have any credit card information in your email or any other website you should delete it.

"Choose to not save it. The hassle of entering it again is less than have it stolen and having to take care of new cards and everything like that," said Moomaw.

Yahoo says if you are a victim of the security breach, you will receive an email or a text as the company is resetting passwords and using a sign-in verification.


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