De acordo com Q1 2019 Violação de dados QuickView Relatório realizado pela Segurança Baseada em Risco, um total de 1903 violações de dados divulgados publicamente foram registrados nos primeiros três meses do ano. Estas violações expostos mais de 1.9 billion records making the first quarter of 2019, bem, pretty bad in terms of privacy.
Researchers Increasingly Reporting Sizeable Data Breaches
According to Inga Goddijn, executive vice president and head of Cyber Risk Analytics, “researchers are increasingly going public when they discover sizable, unprotected databases containing sensitive information and unfortunately, they aren’t terribly difficult to find when you know where to look.” Thus, it isn’t that surprising that 67.7% of compromised records for the mentioned period stemmed from exposure on the Internet.
One of the more interesting conclusions based on the compiled findings is that there’s a correlation between discovery method and disclosure time of a data breach. Pelo visto, organizations that were alerted through an external source, be it security researchers or law enforcement or other form of disclosure, were on average 31 days quicker to go public about the event than organizations that discovered it internally.
The researchers’ hypothesis that internally discovered breaches are reported to the public more promptly was shattered. “We will be following this metric closely throughout the year. Para agora, it’s too early to say whether the result we found for this quarter is an outlier or a fairly typical outcome,” Risk Based Security said.
Just yesterday we reported a huge data breach that impacted Canada’s fourth biggest telecom provider. Uto 1.5 million active customers of Freedom Mobile may have been affected by the data compromise event. The security team that discovered the breach had full access to more than 5 milhões de registros.
It is curious to note that Freedom Mobile’s estimations of affected customers are quite different. The company says that not more than 15,000 customers were impacted in the data breach, adding that the incident is associated with a new third-part company, Apptium Technologies, which was recently assigned to deal with retail systems.
Ao que parece, the number of data breaches throughout 2019 will continue to rise.