Equip Yourself With Knowledge About Data Breaches
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
Out of 7 to 8 people on earth, 1 person was hacked during the Yahoo account hacking. The hackers behind this global hacking, who were also seen the suspects from previous hacking activities before 2013, took almost everything from the users.
All the important information of the users, such birthdays, addresses, and email addresses, were accessed by the hackers.
2. The FriendFinder Hack in 2016
The data breach has hacked more than 412 million accounts in FriendFinder. The hacking has so much effect to the users because their personal information were taken by these hackers.
The users of FriendFinder were very frustrated especially that this site is a dating site,
Data of analysis were published by these hackers, same with the case of the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is a dating website like FriendFinder. That data have given people access to the email address of their husband or wife in order to see what they are doing.
3. Dropbox was Hacked in 2012
Hacking has been intruding lives including big companies such as Dropbox.
It was such an big news wherein the hackers even asked for money through Bitcoin. A user named “double flag” even approached Vocativ, which is an online news website, giving them an offer.
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.
$1,100 is the equivalent amount of 2 Bitcoin.
4. Target was Hacked in 2013
After the hacking of Target Corporation in 2013, a lot of customers will doubting to their service already.
The card payment readers of Target were accessed by these hackers, opening more than 110 million records.
The hackers were able to go into 40 million debit and credit cards, leaving the company and clients in shock. It is such a tragedy since the incident happened during the Christmas holiday.
It did not even ended in 2013, making other people worried about the 70 million customers of Target being hacked by the same hackers, who took their personal information such as their full names, phone numbers, and addresses, which already happened in January 2014.
The security of DropBox was even speculated by people after that. It is because people were wondering why the disclosure of the full reach of data was already so late.
5. LinkedIn was Hacked in 2012
The hacking of a personal life and professional life has no difference.
This data breach has affected 165 million LinkedIn accounts. 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. The problem became bigger for the users and the company to solve.
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