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03-03-2016, 01:22 AM
Its been shocking how many sites have been hacked in recent years
In the last year alone, hackers have wreaked havoc on:
eBay (2014):
eBay asked 145m users to change their passwords after hackers stole customers' names, addresses, numbers and dates of birth
Heartbleed (2014):
A serious vulnerability was discovered in encryption technology used to protect many of the world's major websites, leaving them vulnerable to data theft
Sony (2014):
A cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment resulted in a huge data leak, including private details of 47,000 employees and famous actors
US Central Command (2015):
Hackers claiming links to Isil managed to take control of CentCom's Twitter and YouTube accounts, changing the logo to an image of a hooded fighter
Ashley Madison (2015):
Hackers threatened to publish the names of up to 37m AshleyMadison.com customers - a dating website for adulterous affairs
Talk Talk (2015):
The website of phone and broadband company TalkTalk was hacked by cybercriminals. Names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and credit card/bank details could have been accessed in an unencrypted form
JD Wetherspoon (2015):
A database containing names, email addresses, birth dates and phone numbers of of 656,723 customers was hacked. The company insisted only an “extremely limited” number of credit card details were taken

the latest threat suggests a threat More than 11 million HTTPS websites imperiled by new decryption attack

read the articlcle here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/03/02/wives-of-ashley-madison-users-receive-blackmail-letters/)

03-05-2016, 01:04 PM
I'm confident it will continue. We're going to see server breaches over and over again.

03-06-2016, 11:47 PM
im sure you are right , smart people and lot of money at stake