Protect yourself from advanced attackers
We continuously monitor for suspicious activity, including from government-backed actors. If we strongly suspect your account is being targeted by these actors, we’ll notify you with the following message:
"We believe your Yahoo account may have been the target of government-backed actors, which means that they could gain access to the information in your account."
This notice will appear as a pop-up in Yahoo Mail desktop or in the Yahoo Mail app. It will not contain any links or ask you to provide any authentication information. If you see this notice, which will display for up to 10 days, it will instruct you to do the following:
- Check whether your account is affected and fix any issues as soon as possible.
- Take steps to secure your account and keep it safe.