Top 10 Data Breaches from 2011: #4

#4:  Phone Hacking in the UK


Summary:  Reporters from the UK’s News of The World hacked into the voicemail of several people, including a murder victim, to gather information.

Details:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_International_phone_hacking_scandal

Why Significant?  Insiders became hackers and brought down a newspaper and seriously damaged the News Corporation.  More importantly, this episode showed how hacking becomes part of our everyday lives–reminding us that hacking doesn’t require strong knowledge of computer systems.

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