Be Knowledgeable About the Greatest Data Breaches of Today
If you want to know about the top five data breaches, today is your lucky day.
1. More Than a Billion of Yahoo Accounts Were Hacked in 2013
The hack severely affected a lot of people in 2013, hacking one out of seven to eight people in this world. These hackers, who are also the suspects of the some other hacks that happened before that year, have taken away so much from the users.
These hackers have access to all the important information found on the emails of the users, such as the email addresses, passwords, and birthdays.
2. The FriendFinder Site was Hacked in 2016
The data breach has hacked more than 412 million accounts in FriendFinder. The users experiences such a great danger because of the hacking.
FriendFinder is known as dating website just like Penthouse.com, which you will know why it is very frustrating for the users that they have been hacked.
The hackers even came up with a published analysis of data, just like the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is also a dating website. Husbands and spouses were given the access of opening the accounts of their loved ones in order to see what have they been doing all this time.
3. The Hacking of Dropbox in 2012
If you think that big companies cannot be hacked, you are totally wrong.
The hack made ma big noise especially when the hackers were asking for ransom money through Bitcoin. A user with the name “double flag” even offered Vocativ, which is a online news website.
Vocativ was told by the hackers that they can access 68 million accounts from DropBox. They need 2 Bitcoin in order to give back those accounts.
2 Bitcoin is equal to $1,100.
4. The 2013 Hacking of Target Corporation
Target was on of the biggest online stores which was greatly affected after the hacking in December 2013.
There were 110 million of records that were accessed by the hackers.
Over 40 million debit card numbers and credit card numbers were opened by the hackers, which had such a great effect to the company and their clients. It was a very devastating event, making the company and customers in sorrow during the Christmas holiday.
The crime continued in January of 2014 wherein the same hackers intruded into the accounts of 70 million Target customers, taking their names, phone numbers and addresses.
After that, many people were beginning to think if DropBox really had an issue with regard to their security. One of the reasons is that the disclosure of the data was given out late.
5. The LinkedIn Hack in 2012
The hacking of a personal life and professional life has no difference.
There were 165 LinkedIn accounts that were placed on hot water through this data breach. Imagine that there were only 6.5 hacked accounts at first, adding a hundred million as the time passed.
The passwords were also affected by the hacking. It became very hard for LinkedIn and the users to fix this very big problem.