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The five biggest data breaches of the 21st century

The data they become more and more sought after as our daily life becomes more digital. The data giants that monopolize data are the most powerful companies in the world. However, despite the overwhelming value of the data controlled by these organizations, they are often vulnerable and violated by malicious factors. Let's look at the five biggest data breaches that have taken place in recent years.

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Violation of its data Yahoo

Η Yahoo faced the biggest data breach in its history in 2013. However, it took another three to four years to discover it. The number of users affected by this breach reached 3 billion.

Violation of its data First American Financial Corporation

In 2019, Brian Krebs reported a massive data breach of the financial records of the popular insurance company First American Financial Corporation. About 800 million users were affected by this incident.

Violation of his data Facebook

Facebook has reported several security breaches in the past. However, the data breach reported by the company in 2019 was huge, as it affected 400 million users of the platform.

Violation of its data Marriott International

On September 8, 2018, a security tool spotted a suspicious attempt to access a Marriott-owned Starwood guest booking database. The breach affected 500 million visitor records.

Violation of its data FriendFinder Networks Inc

FriendFinder Networks Inc. faced one of the largest data breaches in its history in 2016. 400 million accounts were brewed, most of them from AdultFriendFinder.com.

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