Hacker Claims To Be Selling Stolen Info For 200 Million Yahoo Accounts

After a rash of account breaches on social media networks like MySpace, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter, the latest site to fall victim to hackers seems to be Yahoo, with a hacker claiming he’s got account information for 200 million users and is selling those credentials on the internet’s black market.

The same hacker who is known to have breached other sites has put the credentials for what he says are Yahoo accounts on the Dark Web, Motherboard reports.

Yahoo confirmed to Motherboard that the company is “aware of a claim,” but didn’t say whether the information was authentic or not. Still, it’s probably a good idea to change your password to something really strong and make sure you aren’t using it elsewhere.

“We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take any such claim very seriously,” Yahoo said in the statement. “Our security team is working to determine the facts. Yahoo works hard to keep our users safe, and 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.”

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

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