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Are Indian firms too lax in data security and in responding to breach notices?

Thanks to assistance from Banbreach and Huffington Post reporter Rachna Khairain India, a leak of thousands of children’s names and grades, and their parents’ names and email addresses has finally been secured. But it really shouldn’t have been so difficult to accomplish.

Back in August, I was contacted by one of a few researchers who often alert me to leaks or data dumps they are finding. In this case, I cannot credit the researcher, because by now, I don’t remember who it was, and when I recently asked a few of them, “Was this your research?” they can’t remember either. My note-taking clearly failed me on this, but what was clear at the time was that they had found thousands and thousands of children’s and parents’ records from the schoolcountry.com site.

SchoolCountry.com is a site oriented to making learning math fun. They create a number of activities for children in lower grades through NTSE (10th grade) level.

The exposed files contained parents and children’s names,...(continued)

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