Security Now 746: A Decade of Hacks

On this Eve of 2020, we look back over the hacks of the past decade:

  • The big news of 2010 was Stuxnet — Boy did THAT make an impression
  • Operation Aurora – the hack that changed Google
  • The Sony Playstation Hack
  • And then we have… Diginotar
  • Edward Snowden
  • The Target hack
  • The Adobe hack
  • Silk Road takedown
  • Have I Been Pwned?
  • The hack of Sony Pictures
  • The hack of Mt. Gox
  • Heartbleed
  • RowHammer
  • ashley madison data breach
  • SIM swapping
  • The Ukraine power grid hacks
  • DNC hack
  • Yahoo hacks go public
  • The Shadow Brokers
  • The birth of IoT botnets
  • WannaCry / Petya / NotPetya
  • Vault7 leaks
  • MongoDB exposed
  • Equifax
  • Coinhive & Cryptojacking
  • Meltdown, Spectre, and the CPU side-channel attacks
  • Marriott gets hacked
  • 2019 – The Year of the Ransomware

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