India unprepared to tackle online data security: report

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It’s become a lot easier to buy online private data like credit card details and medical records than before, but India is unprepared to take on this challenge even as it digitizes the records of its citizens, says the author of a recent report by Intel Security Group, previously known as McAfee, Inc., a US-based computer security software company.

Apart from credit card details, data—accessed illegally by cyber criminals—that can be bought online includes account information of online payment services, login details for online services ranging from e-commerce sites to music streaming services, medical records and well as data related to digital identities like social media and email accounts.

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