Security attacks and breaches happen routinely, costing companies millions of dollars, along with a decline in their reputation and the public’s trust in them. Attackers are constantly innovating on the different methods and paths to infiltrate networks and steal confidential information. Major data breaches occur because companies fail to patch critical vulnerabilities in time.

A data breach incident leads to confidential data being viewed, stolen or blocked by an unauthorized person or group. Often, this confidential information contains personal information, contractual business documents, government documents, etc., which attackers use to make money for personal gain, or to damage a company’s reputation, etc.

This article highlights the latest 10 security attacks and breaches that exploited known vulnerabilities in software, and highlights what we could learn from it.