Hackers have hacked dozens of stock companies, including the likes of Walmart, Google, Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and others, in recent years.
It’s a trend that hasn’t stopped.
Hackers recently broke into Twitter, the largest social media platform, and leaked a trove of sensitive personal information about hundreds of millions of people.
A hacker who goes by the name of KrustyKrackers also hacked a number of the biggest online video game publishers.
But none of these hacks are the biggest news of the year.
What makes a hack interesting?
A hack involves breaking into a company’s network of servers, and the hackers need to get the credentials for that company to get to the company’s servers.
The credentials can then be used to hack into systems that are used by the company to do business.
The hacks happen all the time, and a lot of them are connected, said Aaron M. Cohen, a cybersecurity researcher at Johns Hopkins University who’s worked with hackers for years.
The biggest news is when a company is hacked, Cohen said.
That’s when it’s newsworthy.
For example, when a hacker is able to gain access to the data of a company that uses the name “Microsoft,” that’s a big story.
A hack of a large corporation is also a newsworthy event because the company could be the target of a cyberattack.
“There are a lot more big news stories happening every day that you haven’t seen in a long time,” Cohen said, citing the news media’s coverage of the Paris attacks.
The most recent example of a major hack of an organization is the breach at Target in November.
In that case, Target said it lost some 5.7 million credit and debit card numbers and passwords and that hackers had gained access to their network.
The breach also exposed data about an estimated 6.6 million people and their financial information.
Target’s credit and consumer data were stolen, and it’s still recovering, according to the credit card company.
Target is in the process of hiring new security and compliance staff to prevent future breaches.
For now, Cohen is focused on the biggest stories.
In December, he said, hackers broke into Amazon.com, which operates Amazon.co.uk, the world’s largest e-commerce site.
He said the hackers gained access by using a tool that Amazon had developed that let them download the login credentials from a server and then take them to a server they controlled.
In a statement to CNNMoney, Amazon said it was “aware of the report of an intrusion into our systems and is working with law enforcement agencies to investigate.”
The hacker said he was targeting Target, but Cohen said that’s not true.
He and other cybersecurity experts have said that the most important breach of the past year involved the breach of a government website, the Pentagon, which took place in April.
That breach involved an exploit in Microsoft’s security software.
In the aftermath of that attack, a number in Congress called for Microsoft to be more vigilant about securing its systems and said that hackers could have accessed the personal data of the U.S. troops who were stationed in Afghanistan.
That led to some major changes in Microsoft security.
In July, Microsoft issued an update that said it would require customers who install an update from Microsoft’s software to “exclude all data or files from their systems from which a remote attacker could obtain access to a user’s account.”
The update also said it “strongly discouraged the use of Microsoft products to access the Office 365 Exchange Online system or any other Microsoft Office Online-based site.”
The Pentagon also said in October that it was taking steps to ensure that the passwords and personal information of soldiers who were deployed in Afghanistan were not compromised by the hacking.
But in the weeks after that, Cohen and other experts have warned that the Pentagon still doesn’t have a good handle on the extent of the hacks that have affected its military and that it’s unlikely to be able to keep up with the pace of the hackers.
In June, the FBI announced it had arrested a Russian hacker known as “Erik” for attempting to breach the security of the Pentagon.
He had hacked into the systems of the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and had taken more than 150 gigabytes of data, according a government statement.
Erik also managed to get into the networks of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Defense Information Systems Agency.
The Department of Defense said in a statement that Erik was charged in the United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of computer intrusion, computer fraud, computer hacking and identity theft.
He was also charged with violating federal laws prohibiting the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive computer information, including passwords, personal identifying information, credit card numbers, credit scores, medical records and medical records of military personnel.
In an interview,