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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. 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

412 million FriendFinder users were hacked through this data breach. 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.

Data of analysis were published by these hackers, same with the case of the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is a dating website like FriendFinder. 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 Hacking in 2012

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

The hackers even demanded for ransom through Bitcoin just to give back the access. A user with the name “double flag” even offered Vocativ, which is a online news website.

They gave Vocativ a big story by informing them that they were holding 68 million accounts from DropBox as of that moment. The accounts should be an exchange with 2 Bitcoin.

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

4. Target was Hacked in 2013

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

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. It was a very devastating event, making the company and customers in sorrow during the Christmas holiday.

It even continued in January 2014 wherein there were already 70 million of Target’s customers were hacked, getting their addresses, full names, and phone numbers.
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

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

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.