Cyberattacks against major businesses, colleges, and the federal government have dramatically increased in recent years. In most cases, the cyberattack ended in massive breaches and leaks of personal information. Here are a few examples for you to review:
- Here’s What Happened to Your Target Data That Was Hacked
- Home Depot Hackers Exposed 53 Million Email Addresses
- U of Nebraska Data Breach Affects 650,000 Students
- Cybersecurity Resource Center
In each of these cases, the organization noted possible causes for its security breach. For your main post, select one of these examples, or find an example of your own noting the same type of security breach, and identify the most probable cause in security that allowed the breach. If you choose a different example, be sure you provide a link to the story at the end of your initial post.