Hackers stole over 43 million accounts in 2012 breach

Synopsis

In June 2012, the company disclosed a data breach of their customers' information using several communication channels including social media, emailing customers directly as well as posting a statement to the company's website. Their statement explained that they had received an email informing them that a text file containing cryptographic strings for passwords (known as “hashes”) connected to them had been posted to a password cracking site.

In August 2016, the full extent of the hack was disclosed after it was confirmed that 43.5 million customers information had been breached.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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