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10 Worst Cyberattacks in 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 06 December 2012, 13:25 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: When the world was too busy to catch up their breath from new technological launches be it iPhone 5, Windows 8, Gmail’s 10 GB attachments or serious inroads into cloud connectivity which enabled working on the go, there were other elements of the tech-world snarling to pounce.

Cybercriminals too evolved to deal with new technology growth and designed clever ways to sneak away millions from unsuspecting consumers through malicious links, phishing scams and password hacks. The big company’s like Amazon, LinkedIn and others too put to embarrassment.   

Cybercrime prevention company ThreatMetrix has put together an infographic detailing the top 10 spookiest cyberattacks of the year so far. "With threats looming everywhere from banks and web browsers to online dating and social networking sites, this list is sure to leave you with goosebumps," the company says.

#10 Yahoo Voices

A hacker group called D33DS Company has dumped 453,492 usernames and passwords obtained in plaintext from a Yahoo! Voice service, formally known as Associated Content.

The usernames and passwords were posted online by the D33DS Company group. Apparently, hackers were able to get their hands on plaintext list of passwords and usernames using a MySQL injection attack.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: OK, that was kind of ridiculous. After I posted my comment, cyberattack number one appeared. You have some glitches in your website.
Posted by:Meghan - 06 Dec, 2012
2: Where is number one? This article only lists the worst cyberattacks for numbers two through 10.
Posted by:Meghan - 06 Dec, 2012