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This article will give you a list of the top five data breaches.

1. More Than a Billion of Yahoo Accounts Were Hacked in 2013

The hack severely affected a lot of people in 2013, hacking one out of seven to eight people in this world. These hackers, who are also the suspects of the some other hacks that happened before that year, have taken away so much from the users.

All the important information of the users, such birthdays, addresses, and email addresses, were accessed by the hackers.

2. The FriendFinder Site was Hacked in 2016

The data breach has hacked more than 412 million accounts in FriendFinder. The users experiences such a great danger because of the hacking.

The users of FriendFinder were very frustrated especially that this site is a dating site,

The hackers even came up with a published analysis of data, just like the hacking of Ashley Madison, which is also a dating website. 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 was Hacked in 2012

Even Dropbox, which is already a very big name, has been hacked.

It was such an big news wherein the hackers even asked for money through Bitcoin. A user named “double flag” even approached Vocativ, which is an online news website, giving them an offer.

They even want their hacking to hit the news by telling Vocativ that they have access to millions of Dropbox accounts. 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.

There were 110 million of records that were accessed by the hackers.

According to the records, there were 40 million debit card and credit card numbers exposed to the hackers. It is such a tragedy since the incident happened during the Christmas holiday.

It did not even ended in 2013, making other people worried about the 70 million customers of Target being hacked by the same hackers, who took their personal information such as their full names, phone numbers, and addresses, which already happened in January 2014.
The security of DropBox was even speculated by people after that. It is because people were wondering why the disclosure of the full reach of data was already so late.

5. The LinkedIn Hack in 2012

There is no big difference in hacking a professional life or a personal life.

This data breach has affected 165 million LinkedIn accounts. Imagine that there were only 6.5 hacked accounts at first, adding a hundred million as the time passed.

Even the passwords of the accounts were damaged. It was such a huge problem for the company and users.