Brazilian authorities start probe as 102 million consumers are exposed in new leak

Angelica Mari reports that Brazil’s data protection authority is opening an investigation into reports of a data security incident impacting 102 million mobile numbers, allegedly from two mobile operators — Vivo and Claro.  The companies deny, however, that the data that are up for sale on the dark web are from them.

This is the second recent major data dump involving Brazilians’ data where the source of the data is not confirmed.  The data protection authority has its work cut out for it if it wants entities — including government agencies — to take data security seriously.  And that, of course, involves inventoring assets to know what data you have and where it is or who you are sharing it with.

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