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Know More About the Big Time Data Breaches

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

1. More Than a Billion 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. 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 FriendFinder Hack 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.

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. 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. The Hacking of Dropbox in 2012

If you think that big companies cannot be hacked, you are totally wrong.

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.

They even want their hacking to hit the news by telling Vocativ that they have access to millions of Dropbox accounts. They wanted to be payed with 2 Bitcoin for all those accounts.

2 Bitcoin is equal to $1,100.

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.

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.
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

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

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

There were also damages found on the passwords of the accounts. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.