Yahoo is investigating a potential data breach after a hacker claimed to have uploaded the details of 200 million accounts to underground marketplace ‘The Real Deal.’
The hacker – who goes by the name ‘Peace’ – was also behind the recent LinkedIn and MySpace breaches that compromised millions of users. He now appears to have uploaded usernames, dates of births and hashed passwords from Yahoo accounts.
Speaking to IBTimes UK, a Yahoo spokesperson tsaid: “We are aware of a claim. We are committed to protecting the security of our users’ information and we take any such claim very seriously. Our security team is working to determine the facts.