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December 15, 2016

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 Yahoo's recent data breach tops as the biggest hacking incident in the cyber web as news emerges that more than a billion user data was compromised. This is in addition to what Yahoo claimed in September this year. Most Importantly some of the information that was stolen included the nation's military, politician and  other government officials details. This database was apparently sold over the internet by east European hackers. Online marketing Trends takes a look at the biggest top 10 data breaches of all times , when  a huge number of user data was compromised 


The FriendFinder network, comprising Adult Friend Finder, Penthouse.com, Cams.com, iCams.com and Stripshow.com, was among whose data was breached sometime in mid-October 2016, and details of user databases immediately began leaking out of cybercrime forums

Topping the list of biggest ever data breach was MySpace..Stolen MySpace credentials turned up in the great data-breach wave of 2016, during which a Russian hacker calling himself "Peace" tried to sell off the contents of several old (and hence no longer valuable) data breaches. What was surprising was the size of the MySpace breach: 360 million account records, including email addresses, usernames and weakly hashed passwords

Earlier The Home Depot admitted in September 2014 that hackers had used malware to break into the company's system and had exposed 56 million debit and credit cards.To add insult to injury, most of the passwords were protected by the weak SHA-1 hashing algorithm, with the result that 99 percent of them had been cracked by the time  

Meanwhile Online Retail Giants Target was thge victim of another cyber breach as Hackers were able to access the retail giant's system for nearly a month. Target initially said the attackers had swiped 40 million credit and debit cards, but it later revised its figures to say that 70 million customers were affected.
In May 2014,eBay  asked its customers to change their passwords, after a historic data breach exposed names, addresses, dates of birth and encrypted password of 148 million users. Financial information (credit card numbers, etc) was stored separately and, therefore, wasn't compromised. . In 
2014 JP Morgan, The largest bank in the nation was the victim of a high-profile cyberattack during the summer of 2014. The breach compromised the data of 76 million households -- more than half of all U.S. households -- and 7 million small businesses. 
2011 Sony In late April, Sony warned its customers that hackers had stolen personal information for 77 million user accounts of the PlayStation Network, an online gaming service. The company temporarily shut down the PSN after discovering the breach.