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Telangana IT department exercises caution in storage of Aadhaar data

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Published May 9, 2019, 1:38 am IST
Updated May 9, 2019, 1:38 am IST
Ransomware are still going strong, and account for nearly 24% of incidents where malware was used, says Verizon.
We have very proactively been cautioning departments against putting Aadhar data out in public and we’re expecting this effort to help thwart hacking, said a senior officer. (Photo: PTI)
 We have very proactively been cautioning departments against putting Aadhar data out in public and we’re expecting this effort to help thwart hacking, said a senior officer. (Photo: PTI)

Hyderabad: Following the IT grids case in which the data of 7.8 crore Aadhaar card holders was found to be in possession of a private firm, Telangana state’s IT department has cautioned all its agencies against storing the Aadhaar data of their beneficiaries in their databases and recommended storing such data in a secure data cloud instead.

“We have very proactively been cautioning departments against putting Aadhar data out in public and we’re expecting this effort to help thwart hacking,” said a senior officer.

 

A study conducted by Verizon analysed 41,686 security incidents and confirmed that 2,013 breaches had occurred from 86 countries and 73 contributors.

In terms of the data contributors,  the years 2017-19  have recorded the highest number of attacks. The report also analysed 1.5 billion data points of non-incident data. The DBIR showed that ransomware attacks accounted for 4 per cent of the malware incidents analysed, ranking at the 2nd position in the types of malware used most.

Additionally, compromised web-based email accounts created using stolen credentials have been on the rise.

Furthermore, one-quarter of all breaches are still associated with espionage.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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