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by Sharon D. Nelson Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

The Robinhood Breach is Bad: A Roundup of Worse Breaches

November 17, 2021

CNET reported on November 12 on the recent breach of stock trading app Robinhood, which has acknowledged that data from approximately 7 million user accounts was compromised. It reports that mostly email addresses were leaked, and that the most sensitive and extensive data was only leaked for about 300 customers.

Robinhood released a statement on November 8 acknowledging the breach took place on November 3 and had since been contained. The statement said that the breaching party demanded payment in an extortion attempt. Robinhood said it notified law enforcement instead.

What’s particularly great about this post is that it gives you details on the most famous breaches of all time, including Facebook (2021, over 530 million people impacted), Marriott (disclosed March 2020, approximately 5.2 million guests impacted) EasyJet (disclosed May 2020, over 9 million customers impacted),  MGM Resources (disclosed February 2020, more than 10.7 million guests impacted), Words for Friends (September 2019, more than 200 million players impacted), DoorDash (September 2019, 4.9 million customers, driver and merchants impacted), MoviePass (August 2019, Tens of thousands of users and more than 160 million records impacted), Capital One (July 2019, 100 million people impacted),  Equifax (2017, about 143 million people impacted), Starwood Hotels Group, purchased by Marriott in 2014 (2014-2018, 383 million people impacted), Facebook (2016-2018, 87 million people impacted), Anthem (2015, 80 million people impacted), and Yahoo (2013-2014, 3 billion people impacted).

Nice to have the basics of all these breaches in one place!

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
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