Like every year, 2021 also in some major cyber security breaches and Data Leak Which leaked the personal information of millions of people online. In fact, the pandemic caused by the corona virus has brought many companies online, and this has given hackers an opportunity to be more creative and use sophisticated tools to get their work done. Let’s take a look at some of the major 2021 Cyber Security Breach On the breach…
Facebook user data breach: In April 2021, media outlet Business Insider reported that a user in a hacking forum published the personal data of millions of Facebook users. It was first spotted by Elon Gall, co-founder and CTO of cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock. This exposed the personal data of more than 533 million Facebook users in different countries along with 6 million users in India. This included phone number, Facebook ID, full name, location, date of birth and email address.
This breach occurred when four zero-day exploits were discovered in the on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server. This gave hackers full access to users’ email and passwords on the affected server and administrator privileges on the server. As of 9 March 2021, more than 250,000 servers were the victims of a data breach.
Android Users Data Leak
In May 2021, security researchers spotted the personal data of more than 100 million Android users exposed to multiple misconfigurations of cloud services. The real-time database used by 23 apps was vulnerable, with downloads ranging from 10,000 to 10 million and included internal developer resources.
Personal details of more than 106 million international travelers in Thailand were leaked on the web without passwords. This was reported by Comparitech researchers. The data contained information such as date of arrival, full name, gender, passport number, visa type, arrival card number of the passengers.
In January, the largest personal data breach in the history of Brazil was detected. The data set was discovered by PSF and then reported by Technoblog. The database included names, facial images, addresses, phone numbers, emails, credit scores, salaries and more. The data also contained personal data of several million dead individuals. In addition, 104 million vehicle records were available.