Cybercrime in Brazil more likely to come from peers, rather than strangers

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Since June, scandals related to high-ranking Brazilian officials have shed light on users’ protection against data breaches. The leak of Telegram messages between Justice Minister Sérgio Moro and prosecutors of the Operation Car Wash task force have shown that even top authorities aren’t safe from gaps in security settings.

Within a year, users are expected to gain more control over their own data, as Brazil’s Data Protection Law (LGPD) is set to come into force. The legislation will impose a series of obligations on companies which hold personal information of clients and...

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