Thursday August 04, 2016

Yahoo Probes Possible Huge Data Breach

Yahoo is investigating claims that a hacker is advertising 200 million Yahoo accounts for three bitcoins on the internet. The account information allegedly contains usernames, passwords and dates of birth. Wait a second, Yahoo had 200 million users?

Yahoo is investigating claims the hacker linked to "mega-breaches" at MySpace and LinkedIn has posted details of 200 million Yahoo accounts to a marketplace on the dark web. Usernames, passwords and dates of birth are being offered for sale for three bitcoins (آ£1,360). Using the name Peace, the hacker said the data was "most likely" from 2012. Yahoo said it was taking the claim "very seriously" and was "working to determine the facts".