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A Look at Some of History’s Worst Data Breaches


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.

Devolutions Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

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