BleepingComputer's most popular cybersecurity and tech stories of 2021


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2021 is over, and we can look forward to a hopefully healthier, safer, and more normal 2022.
However, it was a big year for technology and cybersecurity with massive cyberattacks and data breaches, innovative phishing attacks, privacy concerns, and of course, zero-day vulnerabilities.
Some stories, though, were more popular to our readers than others.
Below we list the ten most popular stories at BleepingComputer during 2021, with a summary of each.

10. Fired NY credit union employee nukes 21GB of data in revenge​

9. 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers leaked on a hacker forum​

8. New phishing attack uses Morse code to hide malicious URLs​

7. New zero-day exploit for Log4j Java library is an enterprise nightmare​

6. Adult content from hundreds of OnlyFans creators leaked online​

5. How to fix the Windows 0x0000011b network printing error​

4. Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink​

3. Over nine million Android devices infected by info-stealing trojan​

2. Researcher hacks over 35 tech firms in novel supply chain attack​

1. Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file's icon​

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