A hacker allegedly sells 200 million user Yahoo data to Dark Web and Yahoo knows it.
The hacker 'Peace' is known for its leaks from high profile pages such as MySpace and LinkedIn. So this time there are available 200 million Yahoo accounts for sale in The Real Deal market of Dark Web.
In an email to Motherboard, Yahoo stated that "we are aware of the situation…"
Below is the canned text that uses all the pages that have been hacked from time to time by hackers:
"We are committed to protecting the security of our users' information and we take any such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to identify issues that exist. "Yahoo works hard to keep its users safe, and we always encourage our users to create strong passwords, or use the Yahoo Account Key, and use different passwords for different platforms."
The Motherboard claims that the data includes birthdays, usernames, passwords, and in some cases the back-up of account emails.
The hacker 'Peace' claims that the data is from "2012 probably", and asks for 3 Bitcoins (about $ 1.800) to give the database he has.
The Motherboard tasted dozens of Yahoo user names and found that most of them are active, although email addresses are inactive.
However, if you continue to use the company as your email service, it is a good idea to change your password immediately.