Equip Yourself With Knowledge About Data Breaches
This article will give you a list of the top five data breaches.
1. In the Year 2013, a Billion of Yahoo Accounts got Hacked
The hack has damaged the account of 1 out of 7 to 8 people here on earth. 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.
All the important information of the users, such birthdays, addresses, and email addresses, were accessed by the hackers.
2. The Hacking of FriendFinder Site in 2016
The data breach has hacked more than 412 million 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. 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. Dropbox Hacking 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.
They even want their hacking to hit the news by telling Vocativ that they have access to millions of Dropbox accounts. They wanted to be payed with 2 Bitcoin for all those accounts.
$1,100 is the equivalent amount of 2 Bitcoin.
4. The Hacking of Target Corporation in 2013
After the hacking of Target Corporation in 2013, a lot of customers will doubting to their service already.
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. You can imagine how angry people are during those days, especially when Christmas was almost near that time.
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.
People were beginning to doubt about the kind of security that DropBox had that time. It is because people were wondering why the disclosure of the full reach of data was already so late.
5. The LinkedIn Hack 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. At first, it was just 6.5 million LinkedIn account which eventually grew.
Even the passwords of the accounts were damaged. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.