Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Sep 2017 23:45 UTC
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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[2]: Comment by Boogaloo
by darknexus on Mon 11th Sep 2017 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Boogaloo"
darknexus
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You could argue it's your data and they have no ethical right to sell it in the first place. But they don't give a crap if you're right or wrong because they're making boatloads of money and congress has done nothing to stop them. Until their activities are banned by law, they'll continue to do it regardless of what we think.


And even if it were to be made illegal, they'd still do it on the sly, and with the government's covert blessing and approval. That's what you get when corruption is everywhere and encouraged.

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