Monday, September 11, 2017

The Equifax breach - Now what?

By now we’re all probably very aware of the massive Equifax hack that exposed 143 million American's social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and drivers’ licenses. There was also a small subset of credit cards and personal identifying documents released with limited personal information to an uncertain amount of Canadian and UK citizens being accessed as well. According to a statement released by Equifax the breach occurred from mid-May through July 2017. They discovered the breach on July 29th, which means attackers were actively working well over a month, if not more, at exhilarating this treasure trove of data. Equifax also stated that criminals exploited a vulnerability in their web application to gain access to sensitive data as the means of compromising their site

Here are a few of my thoughts on the Equifax breach: https://www.ccsinet.com/blog/equifax-breach-what-now/

Also, here's my bald head on CBS news talking about it: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/09/08/equifax-breach-fallout/amp/


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