Cyber Attacks 2016

2016: The Year in Cyber Attacks [INFOGRAPHIC]

Dec 29, 2016 By Arden Rubens

2016 has been littered with hacks, breaches and big discoveries of major vulnerabilities. From hundreds of millions in leaked stolen data to the hacks which influenced the US Presidential Election, this year has been very, very busy in terms of cyber attacks. 

A notable hack happened in October, when a planned Dyn DDoS attack managed to take multiple popular sites offline, a hack which occurred through insecure IoT devices and is considered one of the most sophisticated attacks to date. And 2016 ends with a bang with Yahoo, breaking the record for the biggest hack in history, confirming over 1B compromised accounts.
For a more into-depth look at the year in cyber attacks, check out the infographic below.


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ICYMI: click here to view the top hacks and breaches of November 2016.

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Arden Rubens

Social Media Manager & Content Writer at Checkmarx
Arden is the social media manager and a content writer at Checkmarx. Her blogs focus on cyber security trends and the latest developments in the world of AppSec. She aims to educate and inspire developers, security professionals, and organizations to find the best defense against online threats.

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