CONFIRMED 500 MILLION accounts affected
^^ Handy link that shows all of Yahoo's sites and services. A few surprised me that they are Yahoo owned, Tumblr for example.
Kara Swisher of recode is reporting today that Yahoo are poised to confirm a massive data breach of its services, according to several sources close to the situation.
Whilst these sources would not confirm the extent of the breach, they noted it is widespread, and serious.
Earlier in the year, Yahoo said it was investigating a data breach where it was suspected that hackers had access to 200 million user accounts and were selling these online. "It's as bad as that" said one source, "Worse, really"
The announcement, which is due to come this week, could be very damaging to the new owners of Yahoo's core services, Verizon.
An infamous cyber criminal named "Peace" said on a website that he was selling credentials of 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for just over £1,500.
At the time, Yahoo was "aware of the claim" but the company declined to corroborate any claims of the breach.
Rumours of Data breaches are common news items these days, however, given Kara Swisher's position within Tech Journalism, this is as good as confirmed.
What will be the implications of such a breach? I'm sure Yahoo will have more to say on that in the coming week.