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Human error is a big security issue in data breaches, says study

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STR Team 

A staggering 3.24 million records were stolen, lost or exposed in India in 2017, which registered a 783 per cent hike from 2016, according to findings of the Breach Level Index published by global digital security solutions provider Gemalto. Of the 29 data breach incidents in India in 2017, identity theft accounted for 58 per cent of all data breaches.

Malicious outsiders remained the number one cybersecurity threat last year, at 52 per cent of all breach incidents. Companies in the retail, government and financial services sectors were the primary targets for breaches last ...

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 22:09 IST
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