2012: Court Ventures Owned by Experian, one of the USA’s largest credit bureaus, Court Ventures inadvertently sold its clients’ private data to a Vietnamese crime ring.
The fraudsters posed as an American private investigator, and Court Ventures fell for it.
Similarly used as a dating database for swingers, 300 million accounts on the website were hacked, compared to the 32 million breached profiles at Ashley Madison.
Usernames, passwords, and email addresses became publicly available.
The company’s business logs, employee chats, and accounts also became accessible to the public.
After school and university – both moveable feasts of friend-making opportunities – men in particular often forget how to make close buddies.We’re not even at the year’s halfway mark yet, but experts are reporting that 2017’s data losses could top the all-time charts.As of May 23, there have been 1,254 publicly stated breaches, alongside 4,837 published vulnerabilities.2017: River City Media When it comes to River City Media (RCM), the spammers got a taste of their own medicine.Known for sending spam emails and indulging in hacking behaviors, RCM’s fishy operations were going swimmingly until a faulty backup caused a leak of 1.37 billion email addresses.