Top 10 Cyber Attacks In 2014 You Need To Know

Top 10 Cyber Attacks In 2014 You Need To Know Including E-commerce Websites And Fast Food Companies.

In 2014, were compromised with lot of cyber attacks and data breaches and the percentage increase in this year.

1. Adobe
On 3rd Oct 2014 Adobe Systems got attacked and stealed personal information on 2.9 million customers information, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to customer orders.

According to Adobe,
We believe these attacks may be related. We are working diligently internally, as well as with external partners and law enforcement, to address the incident.
"We have notified the banks processing customer payments for Adobe, so that they can work with the payment card companies and card-issuing banks to help protect customers’ accounts."

2. Dominos Pizza & Burger King
Dominos Pizza:
In June 2014, around 6,50,000 Dominoz pizza customers was compromised by Hackers group called RexMundi. Including data names, email and postal address, phone number and passwords.

Hackers group said in statement,
Dear friends and foes,
Earlier this week, we hacked our way into the servers of Domino's Pizza France and Belgium, who happen to share the same vulnerable database. And boy, did we find some juicy stuff in there! We downloaded over 592,000 customer records (including passwords) from French customers and over 58,000 records from Belgian ones. That's over six hundred thousand records, which include the customers' full names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords and delivery instructions. (Oh, and their favorite pizza topping as well, because why not).

Burger King:
Burger King says it will post an apology on its Facebook page.
The account tweeted that the company had been sold to rival hamburger chain McDonald's.
"We just got sold to McDonald's! Look for McDonald's in a hood near you," one post read.
It also posted messages such as: "If I catch you at a Wendys, we're fightin!"
The tweets stopped after a little more than an hour. The twitter acocunt was hacked with McDonald logo.

McDonald's tweeted in response to the apparent hack: "We empathize with our @BurgerKing counterparts. Rest assured, we had nothing to do with the hacking."

3. E-Commerce Websites:

EBay & Amazon

145 Million eBay users are compromised in Cyber attack. Hackers attacked on eBay website and stole 145 million user accounts. eBay users notified by email to change the customers password. Its an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide, was founded in 1995 now its became world largest e-commerce website.

EBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller said,
"There is no evidence of impact on any eBay customers," Miller said. "We don't know that they decrypted the passwords because it would not be easy to do."

4. Dropbox Accounts Hacked

This hack claims approx 7 million account information leaks out of 200 million Dropbox users. Might be included their personal files and photos. DropBox said to their users to change the password and enable two step verification for improve your security.

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.

5. Evernote & Feedly
Evernote and Feedly got attacked by DOS attack

Feedly is a very popular RSS feed service which is available for desktop, iOS and Android devices
Feedly posted,
“Criminals are attacking feedly with a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The attacker is trying to extort us money to make it stop,” Edwin Khodabakchian, founder and CEO of Feedly said in a statement on Wednesday. He also expressed regret, “We want to apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that you data is safe and you will be able to re-access your feedly as soon as the attack is neutralized.”

The attack was appeared on 10th june 2014. In this attacks both Feedly and Evernote were connected.

6. Playstation, XBox & Amazon Hacked

Hackers attacked on PlayStation and Xbox networks on Christmas Day. The Hackers group name Anonymous have allegedly leaked more than 13,000 username and password combinations for some of the worlds most popular websites, including Amazon, Xbox Live and Playstation.

Hackers group posted a document online containing username and password combinations and also added credit card numbers as well as expiry dates.

Company recommended to change the passwords if users have account on these compromised websites, and also pay attention to your credit card transactions and if any suspicious activity found.

7. Sony Pictures Hacked
On November 24, 2014, personally identifiable information about Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) employees and their dependents, e-mails between employees, information about executive salaries at the company, copies of unreleased Sony films, and other information, was obtained and released by a hacker group.

This hack has been tied to planned release of the film The Interview.

U.S. government officials stated on December 17 their belief that the North Korean government was "centrally involved" in the hacking, but North Korea has denied this statement.

After the attacked, Sony canceled the theatrical release of "The Interview" movie.

But according to Wrap.
"The Interview,” the R-rated comedy at the center of the Sony Pictures hacking scandal, topped $1 million in its limited Christmas Day opening at the box office, the studio reported Friday.
8. SnapChat

200000 Photos Leaked from SnapChat Due To Security Breach.

SnapChat claims Pics Leaked Due to Security Breach In Third Party App. Snapchat is a Photo messaging company. Users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "Snaps".

Snapchat Spokeperson said,
"We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security. We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.”

9. TorNetwork also on Attack

Hackers new group called Lizard were trying to cyber attack on TOR.

Tor said in blog,
We hope that this attack doesn't occur; Tor is used by many good people. If the network is affected, we will immediately inform users via this blog and our Twitter feed @TorProject, along with more information if we become aware of any related risks to Tor users.

10. Nuclear Power Plant Hacked

South Korea nuclear power plant computer systems got hacked, causing the operator to conduct drills in order to test the ability of the nuclear plant to cope with a full-scale cyber-attack. Although the plant's operator says no critical data has been leaked. 
According to RT
“I can open to the world 100,000 pages of data that have not yet been revealed,” the hacker said in the post, cited by Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “You say this isn’t confidential material. Let’s see if you will take responsibility if the information on blueprints, systems and programs are all disclosed to the countries that want them.”


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