As it turns out, 2016 was even worse than the popular public opinion, with cyber-attacks on major companies practically every day. It was a yearlong Christmas for cyber criminals. Some were politically motivated, most did it for money and a few special snowflakes just did it for the giggles. From Silicon Valley giants to top governmental organisations, everyone was affected as over a billions records were compromised. Here are a few (of the many, many) hacks from last year’s cyber-shitstorm:
In 2014 alone, more than one billion personal records were illegally accessed. 2014 has witnessed the hacks of high profile brands like Sony, the U.S. Postal Service, JP Morgan Chase, iCloud (for celebrity nude photos) and many more. Unfortunately, 2015 wasn't any better for IT security.
Topics: Hacks and news