The email message below, which claims the recipients' Yahoo accounts have been hacked and they should call a particular telephone number, is a fake and scam. The email message was NOT sent by Yahoo and is a phishing scam created by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message are asked not click on the links or follow the instructions in it. Yahoo email users who have received similar emails and who want to know if there is something actually wrong with their accounts should go directly to yahoo.com and sign into their accounts. If there is something wrong, or if there is something that needs to be done on their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
It is recommended that Yahoo users never click on a link to sign into their accounts. They should go directly to www.yahoo.com.
The "Yahoo You Have Been Hacked" Phishing Scam
From: "Yahoo Hack" <65727353.C85B9F07FE2C8E4EEDE3EFmvsevjmkxqnwau@cpbwzvgeithaql.com>
Subject: You Have Been Hacked
Date: 11 January 2018 at 16:31:31 EET
Please Call 1 855-203-6745
We Have Detected Unusual Activity on Your Computer
Login Activity Has Occurred on 1/9/2018 @ 6:52 AM EST
From IP: 220.127.116.11 Geo Location Found: Eastern Russia
Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.