Ashley Madison Hack
Impact: 37 billion user accounts
In 2015 a group of hackers Impact Team broke into the Avid Life Media servers and copied the personal data of 37 million
Ashley Madison users. After the hack they released this information of millions users through websites.
This hack is memorable not only because of the sheer publicity of the aftermath, but because the hackers
also earned some fame as vigilantes crusading against infidelity and lies.
Impact: 3 billion user accounts
In 2014 the domain giant of the internet, announced it had been victim of the biggest data breach.
The attack compromised the real names, email addresses, dates of birth and telephone numbers of 500 million users
Sony Playstation network
Impact: 77 million user accounts
Sony a japanese company was hacked, revealing the contact information, logins, and passwords of 77 million players.
The PSN hack is memorable because it affected gamers, a culture of people who are computer-savvy fans of technology.
Iran’s nuclear program
Impact: Destroying a nuclear program
This hack is memorable because of both optics and deceit. It attacked the nuclear program of a country that has been in conflict with
the USA and Israel and other world powers and it also deceived the entire Iranian nuclear staff for a year and a half as it performed its deeds in secret.
Impact: information of up to 110 million people
The hackers had collected payment card readers, and also about 40 million credit and debit card numbers.
So What Can You Do to Prevent Getting Hacked?
We are in the time of technology and hack is a real risk that all we have must live with it.
Here are some tips that will help you
- Check to see if you’ve been hacked with this link
- Write a strong password
- Use differents passwords for differents social media