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Know More About the Big Time Data Breaches

You will know the top five data breaches through this article.

1. In the Year 2013, a Billion of Yahoo Accounts got Hacked

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.

They were able to get their names, email addresses, passwords, and many more important information from their accounts.

2. The FriendFinder Site was Hacked 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.

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. 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.

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. The accounts should be an exchange with 2 Bitcoin.

$1,100 is the equivalent amount of 2 Bitcoin.

4. The Hacking of Target Corporation in 2013

After December 2013, people who were doing some business with Target Corporation already had doubts.

There were 110 million of records that were accessed by the hackers.

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.
The security of DropBox was even speculated by people after that. They were thinking why there was a lag in disclosing the full reach of data.

5. The LinkedIn Hack in 2012

The hacking of a personal life and professional life has no difference.

This data breach has affected 165 million LinkedIn accounts. Imagine that there were only 6.5 hacked accounts at first, adding a hundred million as the time passed.

Even the passwords of the accounts were damaged. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.