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10 Worst Cyberattacks in 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 06 December 2012, 14:14 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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#9 Android

The leading mobile platform in the world and its Google play sports about 700,000 apps. For hackers Android was too tempting an apple to resist, the result: currently about 198 million Android users’ memory cards are at the risk of wiping out clean with a malicious link or from a malicious app. Earlier this year the hackers developed a fake version of Instagram app which sent expensive text messages from the users’ phones.

#8 Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is an American multinational diversified financial services company with operations around the world. It is the fourth largest bank in the U.S. by assets and the largest bank by market capitalization. The bank’s website was recently hacked putting 70 million customers and 8.5 million active users’ data at risk.

Bank's Chief Financial Officer, Tim Sloan told Reuters that the cyber attacks were "pretty significant" but didn't cause customer losses or a major increase in expenses.

The group that calls itself the Cyber Fighters of Izz ad-din Al Qassam claimed credit for the attacks and said it to be a protest against the anti-Islam video posted on YouTube, reported Rueters.

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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