Reports said, there are users who claimed and got Yahoo IDs that are recycled are receiving countless emails. Some emails even contain personal information of former ‘ Yahoo ID ‘ users.
Tom Jenkins, an IT security professional unfold his experience after having a recycled Yahoo ID.
“I can gain access to their Pandora account, but I won’t. I can gain access to their Facebook account, but I won’t. I know their name, address and phone number. I know where their child goes to school, I know the last four digits of their social security number. I know they had an eye doctor’s appointment last week and I was just invited to their friend’s wedding,” Jenkins said.
” kind of crazy,” as he describe the potential theft of identity.
In Yahoo’s statement addressed to InformationWeek.com, it said that the company has received minimal complaints from recycled-account holders.
“We take the security and privacy of our users very seriously. We have heard from a very small number of users who have received emails through other third parties which were intended for the previous account holder.”