In recent years security breaches have been a big topic as it has impacted many of our lives and 2017 is not different. SecurityOrb.com recently reviewed some of the most notable hacks of 2017 and compiled a list of the top 3 security breaches.
- Equifax – In July of 2017, Equifax one of the largest credit bureaus was hacked as the personal information of 145 million people were taken by cybercriminals. It was considered among the worst breaches of all time because of the amount of sensitive information exposed, including Social Security numbers, addresses and the maiden names of your mother.
- Leaked NSA Hacking Tools – In April of 2017, a hacking group called the Shadow Brokers leaked a bunch of hacking tools that belonged to the National Security Agency aimed at exploiting Windows-based systems. One to the tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers was used in the year’s biggest global cyberattack known as the WannaCry exploit.
- WannaCry – In May of 2017 the ransomware known as “WannaCry” targeted more than 150 countries and many of the businesses within those countries that were running outdated Windows software. The hackers behind WannaCry demanded money to unlock the files and more than 300,000 machines were effected across several industries, including health care, universities and car companies.
Let us know what you think of the list, what else should have been on the list in your opinion?