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A STAGGERING 200 million Yahoo accounts have appeared on-sale on the Dark Web, as hackers appeared to have struck another big target.

Yahoo customers have been urged to check their security protection after millions of account details were leaked online.

Information including user names, passwords and even home addresses was leaked in a data dump that appeared online and is now on sale to the highest bidder, Motherboard discovered.

As many as 200 million users could be affected by the leak, security experts have warned, with all users warned to check their accounts immediately.
A notorious hacker named 'Peace' appears to be behind the hack, the latest in a series of attacks to hit major social networks.

In the past, Peace has been linked to major cyber-attacks on MySpace, Tumblr, and most recently, LinkedIn, where 100 million users saw their details go up for sale.

He or she is now offering the Yahoo user details for just 3 bitcoin, equivalent to around 1350, on notorious dark marketpalce the Real Deal.

If you think you've been the victim of a cyber hack, check out Express.co.uk's guide to the next steps to take here.

Yahoo says that it is aware of the leak, and has launched a probe into the allegations.

The company said in a statement, "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."

The news comes as Yahoo itself is going through somewhat of a transition, after it was sold to US communications giant Verizon for 3.7bn last week.
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