Hacker ‘Peace’ has 200 million Yahoo accounts

Aug

2

2016

A hacker who calls himself ‘Peace’, has 200 million users of data Yahoo accounts. How legitimate the claim, it is difficult to say. Earlier the same hacker dumps offered LinkedIn and MySpace.

Yahoo said to be known in a comment on Motherboard with the claim, but that it can not confirm or deny the authenticity or legitimacy of the data. However, it says to the claim of the hacker ‘very serious’.

The hacker has told Motherboard that he dates already sold some time under the spotlight, but now decided to offer publicly for sale. The list according to Peace “probably dates from 2012 ‘is available for three bitcoin, about 1650 euros.

At present, Yahoo still has no confirmed data breach in 2012 and before the data is released for verification is impossible to say whether this is data which are repackaged from other major data breaches. The data being presented, include user names, md5 hashed passwords, birth dates and in some cases backup email addresses.

Peace tells Motherboard that for him “it is better if Yahoo is not going for a password reset. Motherboard obtained 5000 data before the data for sale were offered and could infer that some of the usernames appear to correspond to existing accounts, already tested only “two dozen” names email addresses simply in the login field of Yahoo supplement and see if the next step could be gone. On the other hand got Motherboard in attempts to make contact with 100 email addresses back often that the email was undeliverable.

Update 7:40 pm: It seems that Yahoo users can now do recommend setting a new password. Whether this is set after the announcement of a possible leak in 2012 or that it is randomly presented, is not clear.

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