Brazil sees improvement in data breaches

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Angelica Mari is a Brazil-based technology journalist. She started working at age 15 as a computer instructor and started writing professionally about technology two years later.

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Brazil has seen an improvement in its data breach situation, with an 80% decrease in the number of cases seen in the first three months of 2022, according to new research by cybersecurity company Surfshark.

Over 285,000 Brazilians were breached between January and March, placing Brazil in the 12th position in the ranking of most breached countries globally. That compares with the situation in the last quarter of 2021, when Brazil occupied the fifth spot on the list with 1.45 million breached accounts, with major incidents involving organizations such as the Ministry of Health and Experian.

According to the research, Russia topped the list of breached individual accounts in the first quarter of 2022, with more than 3.5 million users affected. The US ranks second on the list, followed by Poland, France, and India. 

On the other hand, data management incidents involving large companies continue

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