Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Sep 2017 23:45 UTC

Equifax Inc. today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company's investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax's core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.

Names, social security numbers, birthdays, addresses, driver's license numbers, credit card numbers - this is a very big breach.

Interestingly enough, three executives of the credit reporting agency sold their shares in the company days after the breach was discovered.

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RE: Comment by XKCD
by Sidux on Fri 8th Sep 2017 19:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by XKCD"
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That's mostly for managers and those with decision power. The ones that usually suffer are the end users.
Most of them hardly understand the idea that their data is stored on someone else's computer or care enough about it.

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