When’s the last time you changed your Yahoo password? If you haven’t done it since 2012, now is the time to do it.
Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive hack that’s been rumored to have happened since August, when a hacker known as Peace claimed to have hacked them back in 2012. The data includes usernames, passwords, other email addresses and dates of birth of around 200 million Yahoo users. You can buy it on the Dark Web for a steal: 3 bitcoins. (Or, if you prefer USD, $1,860.)
Yahoo is currently in the process of being sold to Verizon for $4.8 billion, although it’s unknown whether news of this hack will have any impact on that. The deal still needs approval from regulators and Yahoo’s shareholders.