September 16

Dropbox hacked and 68 million user accounts potentially compromised.

Dropbox hacked and 68 million user accounts potentially compromised.

Who is at risk? Find out how to protect your password! In late August 2016, Dropbox sent out a warning email requesting all users reset their passwords. This started a lot of rumors and Dropbox has since confirmed that a data dump, containing 68 million Dropbox user IDs with hashed passwords, was obtained by unknown.

December 15

13 Million Customers’ Details Exposed by MacKeeper

13 Million Customers’ Details Exposed by MacKeeper

MacKeeper promotes itself as security and performance enhancement tool for the Apple Mac. MacKeeper has been the target of a lot of criticism and even a class action for its claims and unethical marketing techniques. This latest revaluation shows that they are not even very good at protecting client information so they are hardly a.

May 23

Another large dating site breached and user information potentially exposed

Another large dating site breached and user information potentially exposed

“FriendFinder Networks Inc. recently became aware of a potential data security incident,” the company said in a statement on Friday. AdultFriendFinder.com, part of Sunnyvale, California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc, said it had contacted law enforcement, including the FBI, and a private investigative team to review the incident. FriendFinder Networks has 600 million-plus members on more than.

March 28

Frustrated users demand less secure passwords despite being hacked

Frustrated users demand less secure passwords despite being hacked

Twitch is an Amazon-owned game streaming company. The company announced that it had been hacked on the company blog, and also sent emails to concerned users. It then required users to change their password and increased the minimum number of characters in user passwords. Twitch said all user passwords were to be reset after it.

March 25

11 Million people exposed in Premera Health Insurance hack

11 Million people exposed in Premera Health Insurance hack

Premera Blue Cross is large American insurer and the latest to admit to being hacked. This is the second major hack of a large health insurance company so far in 2015. In January, hackers stole similar personal information on 80 million people from insurance giant Anthem. The Premera servers were initially infiltrated on May 5,.

February 22

1,800 email addresses and passwords for Minecraft players’ leaked online.

1,800 email addresses and passwords for Minecraft players’ leaked online.

According to German publication Heise, email addresses and passwords of more than 1,800 Minecraft accounts were published online in plain-text format. These details would allow anyone to log in to each of those user’s accounts on Minecraft to play online, and download the game to their own computers. Does not sound bad does it? The.