Data breach problems?

September 23, 2016

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Yahoo of a data breach affecting some 500 million user accounts.

Yahoo has reported that the information was stolen in late 2014 and may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, “hashed” passwords, and some security questions and answers.

Tips for affected consumers include:

Signs of possible identity theft may include:

Victims of identity theft should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at 800-282-0515 or www.OhioProtects.org. Attorney General DeWine created an Identity Theft Unit in 2012 to help victims repair the effects of identity theft, such as by clearing fraudulent debt in a victim’s name.