Know More About the Big Time 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. These hackers, who are also the suspects of the some other hacks that happened before that year, have taken away so much 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 Hacking of FriendFinder Site in 2016
According to the statistics, there were 412 million hacked accounts in FriendFinder. The hacking has so much effect to the users because their personal information were taken by these hackers.
FriendFinder is known as dating website just like Penthouse.com, which you will know why it is very frustrating for the users that they have been hacked.
The hackers even came up with a published analysis of data, just like the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is also a dating website. Because of the FriendFinder hack, people can already freely access their lover’s email address to be able to investigate what they are so fund of.
3. The Hacking of Dropbox 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 need 2 Bitcoin in order to give back those accounts.
If you are wondering how much 2 Bitcoin is, it is about $1,100.
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.
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. You can imagine how angry people are during those days, especially when Christmas was almost near that time.
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.
After that, many people were beginning to think if DropBox really had an issue with regard to their security. They were thinking why there was a lag in disclosing the full reach of data.
5. The Hacking of LinkedIn in 2012
There is no big difference in hacking a professional life or a personal life.
This data breach has intruded 165 LinkedIn accounts. It was first reported that there were only 6.5 million hacked accounts, which eventually grew after that.
The passwords were also affected by the hacking. It became very hard for LinkedIn and the users to fix this very big problem.