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Exclusive: Over 30 data breach incidents reported in India since the year began

Aside from data breaches, India’s IT security agency was also alerted to cybersecurity incidents that were greater in number.

You are reading it here first: Between January and June 2021, 30 data breach incidents were reported to the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, a response to an RTI filed by MediaNama has revealed. This new disclosure by the nodal agency comes after incidents at Pine Labs, Dominoes, Air India, etc., have compromised the data of millions of Indians in the last few months. As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT- In) a total number of 30 suspected data breach incidents observed during 01.01.2021 to 30.06.2021 — RTI response CERT-In also revealed that it has taken cognisance of the breach at Pine Labs and said that the matter was currently under investigation. Earlier this year, a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court alleging inaction by CERT-In against various cybersecurity incidents reported to it.…

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