(AP) - Internet giant Yahoo is confirming a huge data breach affecting 500 million accounts.
Claims that surfaced in early August that a hacker using the name "Peace" was trying to sell the usernames, passwords and dates of birth of Yahoo account users on the dark web — a black market of thousands of secret websites.
Earlier, a report had said 200 million users were affected, but that number was more than doubled when Yahoo confirmed the news.
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