How to tell if your account was hacked

Do you think your account was accessed without your permission? We know this can be a worrisome experience. Find out how you can tell if your account has been hacked, and what you can do to secure your account again.


  • If you have even the slightest suspicion, immediately change your password. It's always best to err on the side of caution.
  • If you don't have access to your account, use the Yahoo Password Helper to get back in.

Signs that your account has been hacked

  • Changes have been made to your account information.
  • There are logins from locations you don't recognize in your Login Activity page.
  • Your mail account is sending spam.
  • There are messages in your sent folder that you didn't send.
  • You're receiving multiple failed delivery messages.
  • You aren't receiving expected emails.

Does any of this apply to you?

Review our step-by-step guide to securing your account.

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