With the fastest growing technology, cyber crimes are also raising their arms with a speedy quantum. With every hour news flash, there are stuffs related to the hackings and attackings and recent one is even more shocking. Recently, the hacker well known as peace_of_mind who were flashed for selling the credentials of MySpace, Tumblr, and LinkedIn accounts in the black market. This time the same hacker is being responsible for the hacking of 200 Million accounts on the dark web. The Real Deal for 3 Bitcoins (US$1,824) is the underground market and this is the place where this leaking of 200 Million accounts uploaded.
The database that gets leaked by those of pseudonym “peace_of_mind” includes the corresponding Uid or usernames, passwords that was MD5-hashed and the date of birth of the users. As said the password was encrypted using MD5-encryption algorithm, it was quite easy for the hackers to break it by using its decryptor available online and thus making the Yahoo users information available to those of the hacker. In the gone week, Verizon acquired the company about $4.8 Billion so to let the hacker think about this huge deal before the value get vanished out of the stolen data.
The company said about Managing the Password
Yahoo is trying its level best and ensures the user that the commitment of protecting the security of their user is still maintained and they are taking these claims very seriously. The security team members are working on this very matter to determine the actual fact. It is been always suggested to the user by Yahoo not to use the same password for a long time and always set it using a strong pattern. The user should go with the two-way authentication to get sure about for immediately for online account if one is using the same password for multiple accounts.