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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by Boogaloo on Sun 10th Sep 2017 19:25 UTC
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I am actually happy to hear about such things. People need a hard hit on the head to wake up and smell the reality. A system where single "secret" number is enough to impersonate a person is retarded. A company that pays little to no attention to IT and data security deserves to crash and burn. People who put up with both these things deserve a painful lesson.

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