Equip Yourself With Knowledge About Data Breaches
If you want to know about the top five data breaches, today is your lucky day.
1. About a Billion Users of Yahoo Accounts Were Hacked in 2013
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.
They were able to get their names, email addresses, passwords, and many more important information from their accounts.
2. The FriendFinder Hack 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.
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. The Hacking of Dropbox in 2012
If you think that big companies cannot be hacked, you are totally wrong.
The hackers even demanded for ransom through Bitcoin just to give back the access. 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 wanted to be payed with 2 Bitcoin for all those accounts.
$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.
There were 110 million of records that were accessed by the hackers.
According to the records, there were 40 million debit card and credit card numbers exposed to the hackers. It was a very devastating event, making the company and customers in sorrow 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.
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 became very hard for LinkedIn and the users to fix this very big problem.