Data breach is now a daily occurrence in today's society, along with ransomware attacks.
We read almost daily for successful attacks that have the effect of stealing information. Among these information are names, birthdates, social security numbers and much more.
In the Hackney municipality of London, a recent data breach has had very devastating consequences for a particular couple.
Such as he says the Hackney Gazette, a family in the area adopted a child, and the details of who they were and where they lived should not be disclosed to natural parents.
However, during the adoption process, 2016, a lawyer appointed by the City Council of Hackney, has inadvertently included a copy of the application form. The publication states that exposed, sensitive data included names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and the couple's occupations.
The violation was serious enough for the couple who spoke both to the council and to the police finally decided to move and change adjectives as it was the safest solution for their adopted child.
Hackney City Council acknowledged their mistake and paid the couple £ 106,000 (.) In compensation, which helped make the move easier. They also apologized to the couple for the "human error".
Although this data breach was not the result of a malicious attacker, it shows that information leaks can have a very big impact on people's everyday lives.
It also shows us that you can have the best perimeter security in your infrastructure, but if your staff is not trained, there is no point, since the data will leak in some other way.