Lupa Kata Sandi? Klik di Sini

atau Masuk melalui

Belum Memiliki Akun Daftar di Sini


atau Daftar melalui

Sudah Memiliki Akun Masuk di Sini

Konfirmasi Email

Kami telah mengirimkan link aktivasi melalui email ke rudihamdani@gmail.com.

Klik link aktivasi dan dapatkan akses membaca 2 artikel gratis non Laput di koran dan Majalah Tempo

Jika Anda tidak menerima email,
Kirimkan Lagi Sekarang

10 Countries Battling Major Data Breaches; Canada Included

1 July 2024 13:56 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaData breaches are a growing concern worldwide. Hackers exploit weak security systems or human error to steal sensitive information.

A cybersecurity firm, Surfshark, discovered a staggering 60.9 billion data points have been exposed since 2004, with email addresses being the most common target (17.2 billion). Each leaked email exposes an average of 2.5 additional data points.

A recent attack on Indonesia's Temporary National Data Center (PDNS) 2, using ransomware, crippled the servers of several government institutions. This incident highlights the need for robust cybersecurity measures. 

Indonesia, however, isn't alone. Many countries, including developed ones, face this threat. According to Surfshark, here is a list of 10 countries that have dealt with major data breaches as of April 2024:

1. United States

Each U.S. citizen has lost an average of 37 data points due to breaches since 2004. The most common leaks involve names, passwords, and compressed data formats, totaling over 12.5 billion data points compromised.

2. Russia

Data breaches in Russia have compromised over 4.3 billion data points, including personal details like names, phone numbers, last names, and passwords. A notorious 2019 case involved the black-market sale of personal information from 60 million Sberbank credit card holders.

3. China

China has seen roughly 2 billion data points exposed, including names, IP (internet protocol) addresses, usernames, encryption passwords, and passwords, totaling around 2 billion. A significant data leak in March 2019 compromised the data of 364 million WeChat and QQ users.

4. France

France has experienced over 1.4 billion data breaches, exposing information, such as birthdates, encryption passwords (password hashes), usernames, and passwords. One of the biggest cases was a ransomware attack targeting insurance giant AXA in May 2021.

5. Brazil

Brazil has surpassed 1.2 billion data leaks, compromising personal details, such as full names, addresses, and phone numbers. One of the largest data leaks in the country's history occurred in 2020, affecting 243 million people.

6. India

India has also seen over 1.2 billion data leaks, exposing information, such as names, phone numbers, and passwords. Several major companies have been targeted by cybercriminals, including the Aadhaar database, BigBasket, Air India, Dominos, and State Bank of India.

7. United Kingdom

The UK has suffered over 1.06 billion data leaks, compromising names, usernames, and passwords. A major cyberattack hit electronics retailer Dixons Carphone in July 2017, resulting in the loss of 14 million personal records and 5.6 million payment card details.

8. Germany

Germany has experienced nearly 1 billion data breaches, exposing information like IP addresses, usernames, and passwords. In August 2019, German authorities in the state of Hessen apprehended the hackers responsible for the country's biggest data leak on December 1-28, 2018, involving the theft of hundreds of politicians' personal data, such as mobile phone numbers, personal chat histories, and credit card details.

9. Italy

Italy has recorded over 645 million data breaches, compromising information like birthdates, names, usernames, and passwords. A major data leak in 2018 exposed the information of over 750,000 UniCredit customers.

10. Canada

Canada has surpassed 621 million data breaches, compromising personal information. A significant cyberattack on Desjardins Group in June 2023 resulted in the disclosure of data from 4.2 million customers.

While not currently in the Top 10, Indonesia previously held the third-place ranking (July-September 2022) with 108.9 million compromised accounts. The "Bjorka" incident, which gained significant online attention, is a major factor contributing to this rise.

MELYNDA DWI PUSPITA 

Editor's Choice: Top 5 Countries with Best Cyber Power, Including Australia

Click here to get the latest news updates from Tempo on Google News



University of Indonesia Denies Data Breach of Center for Independent Learning

1 hari lalu

University of Indonesia Denies Data Breach of Center for Independent Learning

The University of Indonesia or UI denied that the Center for Independent Learning (CIL) data was hacked and sold on BreachForums.


First Woman to Lead Canada's Armed Forces Takes Command

2 hari lalu

First Woman to Lead Canada's Armed Forces Takes Command

General Jennie Carignan took over as Canada's chief of the defense staff on Thursday, July 18.


Singapore Earns Top Spot as Safest Tourist Destination

2 hari lalu

Singapore Earns Top Spot as Safest Tourist Destination

Singapore emerges as the world's safest city for tourists, according to a recent study by Forbes Advisor.


Canada Inflation Cools to 2.7%, Bets Rise for Rate Cut Next Week

5 hari lalu

Canada Inflation Cools to 2.7%, Bets Rise for Rate Cut Next Week

Canada's annual inflation rate cooled a tick more than expected to 2.7% in June, largely due to softer growth in gas prices.


US, Canada, Finland Launch Effort to Build Ice-breaking Ships as China and Russia Cooperate in Arctic

6 hari lalu

US, Canada, Finland Launch Effort to Build Ice-breaking Ships as China and Russia Cooperate in Arctic

The U.S., Canada and Finland will form a consortium to build icebreaker ships, a senior U.S. administration official said.


Canada Treated Like Second-class Citizens at Copa America, Marsch Says

6 hari lalu

Canada Treated Like Second-class Citizens at Copa America, Marsch Says

Canada head coach Jesse Marsch criticised the treatment North American sides have received at Copa America.


86 Public Services in Indonesia Have Been Restored After National Data Center Cyberattack: Minister

7 hari lalu

86 Public Services in Indonesia Have Been Restored After National Data Center Cyberattack: Minister

Indonesian govt announced that 86 public services by 16 state institutions have been restored following a cyberattack on its National Data Center.


9 Countries with Best Healthcare Systems; Canada on the List

7 hari lalu

9 Countries with Best Healthcare Systems; Canada on the List

Read on to find out the list of countries with the best healthcare systems.


Canada Takes Step to Acquire Up to 12 Submarines to Guard Arctic

9 hari lalu

Canada Takes Step to Acquire Up to 12 Submarines to Guard Arctic

Canada, looking to shore up its defense of the Arctic, is moving ahead to acquire up to 12 submarines and has started a formal process.


Messi on Target as Argentina Beat Canada 2-0 to Reach Copa America Final

11 hari lalu

Messi on Target as Argentina Beat Canada 2-0 to Reach Copa America Final

Argentina booked their place in the Copa America final after goals from Julian Alvarez and Lionel Messi gave them a 2-0 win over Canada.