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The Largest Breach of 2016: 412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Exposed

Posted on November 14th, 2016.

    FriendFinder Networks, the parent company behind the likes of AdultFriendFinder, Cams, Penthouse, iCams and Stripshow has been hacked, with six databases from the company compromised, according to breach notification website LeakedSource. A Local File Inclusion (LFI) exploit was all it took for server breaches that led to a...

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Breaking: Yahoo Admits to Data Breach of 500 Million(!) User Accounts

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Yahoo has revealed that information related to at least 500 million user accounts were stolen from its network in a 2014 incident. The perpetrator, the company believes, was a state-sponsored hacker. In a significant announcement, Yahoo has revealed that the information of some 500 million user accounts have been impacted and stolen from...

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Russian Mega-Breach: 100 Million Plaintext Passwords Leaked

Posted on September 6th, 2016.

This particular case will figure among the biggest breaches involving plain-text passwords, of all time.

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68 Million Dropbox User Accounts Breached by Hackers

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

Hackers have stolen over 68 million account details from popular cloud storage platform Dropbox, a report has revealed. The latest entry to the roster of mega-breaches sees the revelation of a massive compromise of Dropbox user accounts. Altogether, over 68 million user account details were compromised, stemming from a 2012 breach. Late...

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32 Million Twitter Account Credentials Leaked; Twitter Denies Breach

Posted on June 10th, 2016.

 A stolen resource of 32 million Twitter account credentials was discovered after it was put up for sale on the dark web. Twitter has assured users that its systems weren’t breached, adding that it is working to secure the compromised accounts. Leaked login credentials search engine LeakedSource revealed that it gained a copy of some of...

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Russian Social Network VK.com Breached, 171 Million Accounts Stolen

Posted on June 6th, 2016.

Major Russian social networking website VK.com has reportedly been breached by hackers looking to sell some 171 million user accounts for one bitcoin, or USD $580. A breach of Russian social network VK.com, a Facebook clone, has been reported by LeakedSource, a website that has obtained parts of the breached database. Of the 171 million...

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Hacker Puts 117 Million Stolen LinkedIn Users’ Details for Sale

Posted on May 19th, 2016.

 The impact of the 2012 breach of LinkedIn servers has come to the fore, with a hacker looking to sell LinkedIn account details – including users’ emails and passwords – of 117 million registered users on a dark web marketplace. A hacker who goes by the name “Peace” is reportedly trying to sell a huge data trove of emails and passwords...

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40 Million Fling.com Users’ Passwords, Sexual Preferences Stolen

Posted on May 6th, 2016.

The personal information of tens of millions of users of adult dating site Fling.com have reportedly been put up for sale on the dark web. The information includes passwords and personal details such as sexual desires and preferences. A large trove of credentials and personal details of tens of millions of users from Fling.com, an adult...

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Russian Hacker Offered 272 Million Unique Email Credentials for a Dollar

Posted on May 4th, 2016.

In what constitutes a major data breach comprising of hundreds of millions of email account credentials belonging to service providers like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, a security firm discovered one Russian hacker who was willing to sell over a billion records, for less than a dollar. Security firm Hold Security has claimed that it has...

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Hackers Leak Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens

Posted on April 6th, 2016.

Political hackers have doxed a massive database online, in what is surely one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The leak contains the personal information of some 50 million Turkish citizens. A leaked database, although unauthenticated, has allegedly surfaced and contains the personal information of over 49.6 million people from...

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The Biggest Online Breach Of The Year is Revealed, 191 Million Voters Affected

Posted on December 28th, 2015.

If you thought the year for data breaches was over, guess again: the biggest US data breach of the year is now revealed as the voting records for every registered voter are available online.  Whitehat hacker Chris Vickery gained 300GB of voter data, including names, home addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, party affiliations, and...

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2015: The Year Of The Breach; Close To 200 Million Personal Records Exposed

Posted on December 15th, 2015.

This year will go down as the year of the personal data breach. Consumers all over the world are learning their personal information is not safe with businesses, health insurers, financial institutions, the government, and even the educational sphere. Estimates of the number of personal records exposed in 2015 range from 176 million to...

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Hackers Net 5.6 Million Fingerprint Records In U.S. Government Breach

Posted on September 23rd, 2015.

The U.S. government reported hackers got away with about 5.6 million fingerprint records, 4.5 million more than first reported, according to Reuters. The hackers stole security clearance data on millions of Defense Department and other U.S. government employees. The change in number was reported by the Office of Personnel Management...

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