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....