In February 2014, the Forbes website succumbed to an attack that leaked over 1 million user accounts. The attack was attributed to the Syrian Electronic Army, allegedly as retribution for a perceived “Hate of Syria”. The attack not only leaked user credentials, but also resulted in the posting of fake news stories to forbes.com.
Accounts breached: 1057819
Breached on: February 15, 2014
Exposed data: Email addresses, Passwords, User website URLs, and Usernames
Added on: February 15, 2014