The hacker who goes by the name “Peace” or “Peace_of_Mind” has uploaded 200 Million Yahoo! credentials up for sale on an underground marketplace called The Real Deal. I hope you remember this hackers, the same hacker who was responsible for selling data dumps for LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and VK.com on the dark web.
In a brief description, Peace says the Yahoo! database “most likely” comes from 2012, the same year when Marissa Mayer became Yahoo’s CEO.
Peace has put up the data for 3 Bitcoin (approximately ~$1,800). The leaked database includes usernames, MD5-hashed passwords and date of births from 200 Million Yahoo! Users. Since the passwords are MD5-encrypted, hackers could easily decrypt them using an MD5 decrypter available online, making it’s users open to hackers.
Yahoo’s statement after this 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”.