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Know More About the Big Time 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. 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

According to the statistics, there were 412 million hacked 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,

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. The Hacking of Dropbox 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.

Vocativ was told by the hackers that they can access 68 million accounts from DropBox. 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

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.

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.

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. 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

Professional life hacking and personal life hacking are just the same.

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.

The passwords were also affected by the hacking. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.

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