During the coronavirus pandemic, many people work from home, so the problem of personal data leakage is particularly acute. What should be done in this situation, said the managing partner of the Novator legal group Vyacheslav Kosakov in an interview with the Agency “Prime”.
One of the signs that your data is in the public domain is the appearance of spam messages and numerous calls from unknown numbers, the expert noted. However, data leakage can be checked, whether your data has leaked to the Network without it: you can type your data in the search engine and see the results, he advises.
In addition, there are special services for checking data security, but you need to be very careful when choosing a platform. These services may hide fraudsters who are just collectors of data for sale.
If you find a data leak, you should contact Roskomnadzor, which monitors compliance with the requirements of the law on personal data. The request should include a list of data and sites where you found it. You can attach screenshots from sites.
“In parallel, you should send a letter to the site administrator requesting that personal data be deleted. This requirement must be met, otherwise the site may be blocked and fined. You should also change your email password, perhaps your phone number. in some cases, you have to change your Bank card and passport, ” he said.
If personal data can be used to commit a crime, you need to file a report to the police. In the future, it may be useful if, for example, passport data was used for processing credit obligations. Then the statement of the crime will be proof that such registration was illegal.
Personal data of citizens that have fallen into the hands of cybermokers can be used in attacks using social engineering methods, Yevgeny Gnedin, head of the information security Analytics Department at Positive Technologies.
On the same day, it was reported that the Network leaked data issued microloans in 2017-2019 years of Russians. According to the seller, the database contains 12 million records – with passport numbers, phone numbers and information about e-wallets. One of the MFOs could have leaked the data.