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 severely affected a lot of people in 2013, hacking one out of seven to eight people in this world. The hackers behind this global hacking, who were also seen the suspects from previous hacking activities before 2013, took almost everything 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 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.
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 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 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
Target was on of the biggest online stores which was greatly affected after the hacking in December 2013.
When these sneaky hackers got their hands on Target, they have opened more than a hundred million of records.
According to the records, there were 40 million debit card and credit card numbers exposed to the hackers. 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.
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. LinkedIn was Hacked in 2012
Professional life hacking and personal life hacking are just the same.
This data breach has intruded 165 LinkedIn accounts. At first, it was just 6.5 million LinkedIn account which eventually grew.
The passwords were also affected by the hacking. The problem became bigger for the users and the company to solve.