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Cybersecurity is becoming a serious concern over the past couple of years. A number of high profile security breaches have proven that many organizations need better security protocols to protect their customers. Here are some of the most serious security breaches that occurred in recent years.

Target

The Target security breach was probably the most famous.  The hackers got access to the company’s Point of Sale (POS) systems with a username and password that was stolen from a contractor for Target. They used malware to steal approximately 40 million credit and debit card numbers.

Lesson Learned: Target said that the hack was highly sophisticated, but security experts said that it could have been easily prevented if Target didn’t give a third party company access to its security systems.

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