Brazil sees improvement in data breaches

Brazil sees improvement in data breaches

Trending 5 months ago 41

Brazil has seen an betterment successful its information breach situation, with an 80% alteration successful the fig of cases seen successful the archetypal 3 months of 2022, according to caller probe by cybersecurity institution Surfshark.

Over 285,000 Brazilians were breached betwixt January and March, placing Brazil successful the 12th presumption successful the ranking of astir breached countries globally. That compares with the concern successful the past 4th of 2021, erstwhile Brazil occupied the 5th spot connected the database with 1.45 cardinal breached accounts, with large incidents involving organizations specified arsenic the Ministry of Health and Experian.

According to the research, Russia topped the database of breached idiosyncratic accounts successful the archetypal 4th of 2022, with much than 3.5 cardinal users affected. The US ranks 2nd connected the list, followed by Poland, France, and India. 

On the different hand, information absorption incidents involving ample companies proceed to look successful Brazil. For example, past week, the institution moving the web of McDonald's restaurants successful Latin America told immoderate of its customers that their information could person been exposed aft an incidental involving 1 of its third-party suppliers.

Arcos Dorados sent an email to immoderate of its customers connected Sunday (17) saying immoderate of their information - including names, addresses, emails, telephone numbers, and societal information numbers - was perchance exposed aft the event.

On the different hand, the steadfast said nary delicate information was exposed successful the incidental and included 2 email addresses customers could usage to get successful touch.

Contacted by ZDNet, the institution said that erstwhile it became alert of what had happened, it took the due measures and contacted consumers that had their information exposed - the section information extortion authorities requires companies to bash so. Moreover, Arcos Dorados said it has besides informed the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD).

"Arcos Dorados repudiates this transgression enactment and is moving continuously to fortify measures to support its customers' data, including reviewing and perpetually updating information systems. We regret the concern and are providing connection channels to clarify immoderate questions consumers mightiness have", the institution added, without disclosing the sanction of the supplier that had exposed the data.

The institution isn't caller to large information vulnerability incidents. In 2019, Brazilian cybersecurity website The Hack reported that an unprotected Elasticsearch situation managed by an Arcos Dorados supplier had exposed implicit 2.3 cardinal delicate information records, including information from implicit 1 cardinal McDonald's employees.