According to Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is held every October and it is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
A cyber attack can be defined as an information security threat that involves an attempt to obtain, alter, destroy, remove, implant or reveal information without authorized access or permission. It happens to both individuals and organizations. There are many different kinds of attacks, including but not limited to passive, active, targeted, clickjacking, brandjacking, botnet, phishing, spamming, inside and outside. (Techopedia)
In recent years companies and individuals have been facing the rise of cyber criminals. Recent research shows that half of all Cyber attacks are targeted at small businesses. Big and popular companies are not immune to it either. Check out the greatest data breaches for those companies in US:
|Company||Accounts Hacked||Date of Hack|
|Yahoo!||3 billion||Aug 2013|
|Yahoo!||500 million||Late 2014|
|Adult FriendFinder||412 million||Oct 2016|
|MySpace||360 million||May 2016|
|Under Armor||150 million||Feb 2018|
|Equifax||145.5 million||Jul 2017|
|Ebay||145 million||May 2014|
|Target||110 million||Nov 2013|
|Heartland Payment Systems||100+ million||May 2008|
|100 million||Jun 2012|
|Rambler.ru||98 million||Feb 2012|
|MyHeritage||92 million||Oct 2017|
|Sony PlayStation Network||77 million||Apr 2011|
|JP Morgan Chase||83 million||Jul 2014|
|Tumblr||65 million||Feb 2013|
|Uber||57 million||Late 2016|
|Home Depot||53 million||Apr 2014|
|50 million||Jul 2017|
Table by CPM Magazine
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