The hacker by the name “Peace” or “Peace_of_Mi
nd” has uploaded 200 Million Yahoo! credentials up for sale on an underground marketplace called The Real Deal. the same hacker who was responsible for selling data dumps for LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and VK.com on the dark web.
In a temporary description, Peace says the Yahoo! info “most likely” comes from 2012, a similar year once Marissa Mayer became Yahoo’s CEO.
Peace has place up the info for three Bitcoin (approximately ~$1,800). The leaked info includes usernames, MD5-hashed passwords and date of births from two hundred Million Yahoo! Users. Since the passwords square measure MD5-encrypted, hackers may simply decode them victimization associate MD5 decrypter available on-line, creating it’s users hospitable hackers.
Yahoo’s official statement about his data breach :
“We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to determine the facts…we always encourage our users to create strong passwords, or give up passwords altogether by using Yahoo Account Key, and use different passwords for different platforms”.
It became a major concern for Yahoo.