Equip Yourself With Knowledge About Data Breaches
This article will give you a list of the top five data breaches.
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. Truly, the hackers have taken away almost every little piece of the user’s information, who were also seen as the same hackers who hacked accounts before 2013.
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 Hack in 2016
According to the statistics, there were 412 million hacked accounts in FriendFinder. The users have exposed so much personal information because of this.
You could imagine how hard it was for the users that time to protect their image, especially that FriendFinder is a dating website.
The hackers even came up with a published analysis of data, just like the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is also a dating website. 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
Even Dropbox, which is already a very big name, has been hacked.
The hack made ma big noise especially when the hackers were asking for ransom money through Bitcoin. A user named “double flag” even approached Vocativ, which is an online news website, giving them an offer.
They even want their hacking to hit the news by telling Vocativ that they have access to millions of Dropbox accounts. The accounts should be an exchange with 2 Bitcoin.
$1,100 is the equivalent amount of 2 Bitcoin.
4. The 2013 Hacking of Target Corporation
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.
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 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. The Hacking of LinkedIn in 2012
There is no big difference in hacking a professional life or a personal life.
There were 165 LinkedIn accounts that were placed on hot water through this data breach. It was first reported that there were only 6.5 million hacked accounts, which eventually grew after that.
There were also damages found on the passwords of the accounts. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.