Brazil hit by largest data breach in history after industrial group FIESP exposed millions of personal data

[ Nov 27, 2018 ]

The largest data breach in the history of Brazil appears to have occurred earlier in November. The breach was caused by the Brazilian Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP), which reportedly represents 130,000 firms and is the biggest entity in the industrial sector of the nation.

The FIESP reportedly represents 130,000 firms and is the biggest entity in the industrial sector of the nation.

The data leaked includes members’ names, social security numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

The FIESP is being accused of exposing millions of personal records of its members. The data leaked includes members’ names, social security numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

The data was online and accessible for several days, ZDNet reported. However, the leaky database was taken offline after a Brazillian Twitter follower got in touch with FIESP.

Meanwhile, the country is yet to propose and establish its own data protection laws. This means that at present, there are very few regulations that force public or private entities to report breaches.


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