State of (in)security - Week 44
Take action: When you are handed huge amounts of data of individuals, you are handed huge responsibility. It's not easy to secure such a data set, so communicate risks and be pessimistic. Because we saw from the lastpass breach that if someone sees value in breaching your data, they will invest a lot of time and money.
There were a total of 815,824,025 impacted individuals across 8 incidents, with the largest breach being the The data of 815 million citizens of India for sale via breach of Covid19 data records incident exposing 815,000,000 individuals. Since not all incidents report a number of impacted individuals, the real number is definitely higher than that.
|Cause||Number of incidents|
|third party breach||5|
|email account breach||2|
|database configuration error, exposed w/o password online||1|
|Industry||Number of incidents|