Yahoo ‘Aware’ Hacker Is Advertising 200 Million Supposed Accounts on Dark Web

Joseph Cox reports:

A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” of the hacker’s claims, but has not confirmed nor denied the legitimacy of the data.

On Monday, the hacker known as Peace, who has previously sold dumps of Myspaceand LinkedIn, listed supposed credentials of Yahoo users on The Real Deal marketplace. Peace told Motherboard that he has been trading the data privately for some time, but only now decided to sell it openly.

“We are aware of a claim,” a Yahoo spokesperson told Motherboard in an email, before the data was made public. The company did not deny that the customer details were Yahoo users, despite being asked if it corresponded to the company’s own records.

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