Experian says it’s investigating whether or not there was a privateness breach in Brazil
(Reuters) – Credit data firm Experian (OTC 🙂 said Monday it continues to investigate whether the personal data of millions of people in Brazil who were illegally offered for sale online could be linked to its Brazilian business, Serasa.
UK-listed Experian, the world’s largest credit data group, previously announced that data for sale included photos, social security information, vehicle registrations and social media credentials that Serasa does not collect or store.
“Despite extensive studies, there have not yet been any
Evidence that our technology systems have been compromised, “the company said.
The premarket indicators indicated a 2% decline in stocks when the market opened.
According to local news reports in Brazil, cybersecurity researchers discovered in January that the personal data of more than 200 million people may have been leaked and put for sale online. However, it is not clear where the data came from.
News of the breach comes less than a year after Brazilian health insurer Hapvida suffered a cyberattack that may have included access to its customers’ personal information.
Sao Paulo-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced last December that it had been attacked by hackers who had obtained disclosure of data allegedly attributed to the company.
However, Experian said there was no evidence that positive or negative credit information was illegally obtained from Serasa.
Equifax Inc. (NYSE :), the US-listed rival of Experian, announced the largest data breach settlement ever in 2019, agreeing to pay up to $ 700 million to settle claims that occurred during a massive breach Customer data violated the law in 2017 in the US, UK and Canada and had harmed consumers repay.
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