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katewillson74   , 37

from Los Angeles

How to check if your Yahoo account has been hacked? Is it possible to get with password recovery!

In September 2016, Yahoo revealed about its massive data breach that leaked the information of over 1 billion and 500 million accounts in the year 2013 and 2014 consecutively. The breached information and data included email addresses, names, phone numbers, birthdays, and other sensitive information that the user might never want it to be disclosed.

As online security is a very serious matter, it highly essential for the Yahoo user to ensure that your Yahoo account is secure. In case, you don't have any idea, how to check whether the account has been affected by the massive data breach; then you must contact Yahoo support experts.


So, if you are a loyal Yahoo user and security of your yahoo mail account is your biggest concern; then you have landed on the right place, here are the ways to check if your Yahoo account has been hacked or not and How to secure it for future hacking threats.

Here are some checkpoints that you use to detect the warning signs indicating that an account has been compromised or not.

  1. Review your recent sign-in activity

When you click on the link “View your recent sign-in activity”, it will land you on the page, where recent logins to your account details are listed that includes login location, date, and device. If you find any unknown location, this means that someone else has access to your account. You must immediately recover Yahoo password and enable Yahoo account key feature and 2-step authentication to add an extra level of security to your account.

  1. Check your Sent mail folder

Go to your Sent Messages folder and check if there is any sent email that you did not send. It is straightly indicated that someone has gained access to your Yahoo account and sending emails to your contact. Immediately update/recover your password, until it is too late.

  1. Run your antivirus security software

In order to check, if there is any malicious code integrated into your Yahoo account that is making an easy path for the hackers to steal your login details. In case, you detect any solicited code, then immediately run Microsoft Security Essentials.

In case, your account has been hacked and you unable to access your account; then it is highly recommended to recover your hacked Yahoo account through Yahoo sign in Helper page.