Yahoo announced today that 500 million user accounts were compromised, but it’s just the latest in a series of megabreaches.
This summer’s events, exposing user names, passwords and other personal data, tallied up quickly: 68 million Dropbox accounts, 43 million Last.FM accounts and 33 million Russian instant messenger accounts. And, of course, there was that whole Office of Personnel Management breach last year that affected 21.5 million Americans. Companies generally make users reset passwords. But is that all you should do?
Quick answer: No.
The Federal Trade Commission released a handy video that walks through the steps you need to take, depending on what kind of information was exposed. For more information, you can also visit IdentityTheft.gov/databreach.