Last Year, More Than 3 Million People Got Hacked

Five steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.

This article is from Issue 55: Jan/Feb 2012

In April 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked and millions of users’ names and personal information were stolen. In June, hacking group LulzSec released personal information from AT&T customers. LulzSec also periodically released giant files of usernames and passwords, encouraging people to plug the combinations into various websites to see what they were for. These attacks led to identity theft and the use of stolen credit card numbers to purchase items online.