Social media security just took a major hit, as a hacking breach added onto what has been a turbulent 2013 for cybersecurity across the nation.
Hackers broke into 2 million accounts for various websites, including Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), Yahoo (YHOO) and Google (GOOG). Username and password information was transmitted to a server in the Netherlands, according to Trustwave analysts.
As more and more personal information makes its way onto the Internet, the incentive for hackers only grows. And 2013 has seen more than its fair share of security breaches, especially for these companies.
Back in February, for instance, Facebook discovered that hackers had targeted their employees, although the company claimed that no data had been compromised. At nearly the same time, Twitter announced that 250,000 user accounts had been compromised, as a result of an attack on its systems.
Now, here’s a closer look at just a few of the biggest and most high-profile hacks of 2013: