Following news that 20 million Brazilians’ detailed exposed, Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of web security company High-Tech Bridge commented below.
Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder at High-Tech Bridge:
“The major question here is how did this highly sensitive and confidential data go online on a third-party server in a flagrant violation of all possible security, compliance and privacy fundamentals? Who else has access to this data and its copies? A thorough investigation is required within the Brazilian government to determine who should bear the responsibility.
I would, however, not be so certain that cybercriminals managed to get the data from the exposed server. I’d rather presuppose that cybercriminals have had this (and probably many other governmental data from Brazil) for years if such an overt leakage happened in such scandalous circumstances.”