Data Security News Headlines 28th April 2017

  1. India ranks 4th in online security breaches

CHENNAI: According to Symantec study reveals that India ranks fourth in online security breaches, accounting for over 5% of global threat detections. The US and China occupy the top two slots and together make for almost 34%, followed by Brazil and then India. The year 2016 saw a resurgence of the email as an attack channel, multi-million-dollar virtual bank heists, ransomware and new frontiers like IoT and cloud getting exposed to threats. While China has managed to bring down hacks from nearly 24% in 2015 to under 10% in 2016, India saw instances of fraud increase from 3.4% in 2015 to 5.1% in 2016. Symantec data reveals that in the last eight years, more than 7 billion online identities have been stolen in data breaches. In 2016, more than 1.1 billion identities were stolen in data breaches, almost double the number stolen in 2015 (563 million stolen identities) as per the news published by ETCIO.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent from data breach avoid to use same emails and password for different accounts, keep a backup of your data, keep changing your password, implement data leak prevention and use reputed security suits.

  1. Chipotle Says Its Payments System Was Hacked

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is an American chain of fast-casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France, specializing in tacos and Mission-style burritos. Chipotle announced Tuesday that its customer payment system had been breached, CNBC reported. Chipotle said it detected “unauthorized activity” on the system. Officials are focusing on credit card transactions that occurred from March 24, 2017, to April 18, 2017. Chipotle said that breach has been stopped and additional security measures have been added, though the investigation is ongoing. Chipotle encouraged customers to monitor their card activity.

Cyber Security Tips: Users are recommended to change their banking password immediately and keep watch on their bank account.

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