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January 2017: Top Hacks and Breaches [INFOGRAPHIC]

The new year started with a whole new collection of hacks and security breaches. On the 4th of January, the known hacker CyberZeist claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website and proved it by leaking personal account information of several FBI agents. The hack happened by the exploitation of a zero-day vulnerability in the Plone CMS, according to a report by Hacker News. Since, Plone has denied that there was a zero-day vulnerability, yet released a security update on the 17th of January to “patch various vulnerabilities”.


Another notable hack occurred on January 19th, as internet account passwords for 14 appointees from Trump’s administration – including those of Rudy Guliani, the incoming cyber security adviser. The passwords were leaked online and were obtained thanks to results from mass breaches in the past, such as LinkedIn and MySpace.

For more cyber crime highlights from January 2017, scroll down to view our infographic.


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January Infographic

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Click here to view 2016: The Year in Cyber Attacks [infographic]

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