SSI on the Largest 2018 Cyber Hacks and Security Breaches

January 3, 2019

SSI on the Largest 2018 Cyber Hacks and Security Breaches

Hikvision Outlines How to Work with Ethical Hackers to Uncover Vulnerabilities


Security Sales & Integration (SSI), in coordination with its sister publication TechDecisions (TD), compiled a list of 2018 cyber hacks and created a slideshow of the largest cyberattacks carried out during the year in the article, “Hacked! The Most Devastating Cyber Attacks From 2018.”

From the article: “Every week there are multiple stories of people, businesses and products being hacked for fun, for money, and sometimes for evil. So there were plenty of stories to choose from. TD picked out the ones that were big in the news, cost a lot of money and even took down large portions of the Internet. Between weak passwords … and a general lack of urgency, cybersecurity continues to be a challenge for the industry. It’s up to manufacturers, dealers and end users to use common sense to keep each other protected.”

The following cyber hacks were highlighted in the slideshow:

  • Marriott confirmed its guest database of approximately 500 million customers had been stolen in a data security breach.
  • Google confirmed it would shut down its social media network Google+ after a vulnerability exposed more than 500,000 users’ information.
  • Almost 50 million Facebook users were compromised in a security breach, one that “gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts,” according to the article.

For more, click here to read the article and watch the slideshow.

In a recent two-part blog series, Hikvision outlined ways that companies can work with ethical hackers to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities. Click here to read part one, and here to read part two.

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