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A Look at Some of History’s Worst Data Breaches

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While data breaches have dominated the InfoSec headlines (and increasingly the mainstream ones, too) for several years, they aren’t a new phenomenon. In fact, one of the first recorded hacks took place way back in 1903, and it involved breaching a Morse code transmission.

Technology has come a long way since then — and, unfortunately, so have hackers, cyber criminals, nation states and other bad actors. And really, it’s not hard to understand why: the demand for technology-led solutions is relentless and never-ending, and a lot of products that make it to market haven’t undergone rigorous security testing. Sadly, there’s no such thing as a truly “bulletproof” technology. Given enough time and resources, hackers will find a way in.

With this in mind, here’s a look at some of history’s worst data breaches:

Yahoo’s 2013 Breach

Yahoo’s 2013 breach is back in the headlines. While the initial reports said that (cue Dr. Evil voice) “1 billion” accounts were hacked, it turns out that ALL 3 billion accounts were hacked. That means everyone was and still might be vulnerable. You, me…heck, even your grandparents who think this whole internet thing is a weird fad, and things were a lot better back when the only mail you had to deal with was the kind that came with a stamp. The stolen data included names, telephone numbers, DOBs, passwords and security questions.

Read the entire article here, A Look at Some of History’s Worst Data Breaches

Via the fine folks at Devolutions.

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