Experian challenged over massive data leak in Brazil

Angelica Mari reports:

After receiving feedback from Experian over a massive data leak in Brazil, São Paulo state consumer rights foundation Procon described the company’s explanations as “insufficient” and said it is likely that the incident was initiated in a corporate environment.

Procon notified the credit information multinational following the emergence of a leak that exposed the personal data of more than 220 million citizens and companies, which is being offered for sale in the dark web. Security firm PSafe discovered the incident, which exposed all manner of personal details, including information from Mosaic, a consumer segmentation model used by Serasa, Experian’s Brazilian subsidiary.

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