2016 was quite the year for cyberattacks, data breaches, and ransomware.
Yahoo announced it was hacked… Twice. It was discovered they were attacked in 2014, with 500 million user accounts stolen, and in 2013, with 1 billion user accounts compromised. In very near memory, the massive DDoS attack on Dyn disrupted countless websites across the US east coast – including Twitter, the New York Times, Etsy, and more – reportedly the largest of its kind to date. And of course, there were numerous reports of new types of ransomware out wreaking havoc; the ‘Ransoc’ social media ransomware, ‘Fantom’ disguised as Windows update, ‘Vindows Locker’ involving tech support scams, and many more.
But enough about 2016… Here’s to a hack-free, happy holidays and a breach-less 2017!