Category: Equifax

Oct 05 2017

Equifax Hack Blamed On Single Employee

Equifax Hack Blamed On Single Employee

We wrote about the Equifax Hack, Data Breach and Leak last month, which happened due to a flaw in Apache Struts that for some reason hadn’t been patched.

Now it seems the CEO Rick Smith is basically placing the blame on a single employee that failed to pass a message on to the right people, rather than taking responsibility for an organisational failure. It’s also interesting there was a scheduled security scan not long after the flaw was disclosed and it wasn’t detected.

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Sep 14 2017

Equifax Data Breach – Hack Due To Missed Apache Patch

Equifax Data Breach – Hack Due To Missed Apache Patch

The Equifax data breach is pretty huge with 143 million records leaked from the hack in the US alone with unknown more in Canada and the UK.

The original statement about the breach is as follows for those that weren’t up to date with it, which came out Sept 7th (4 months AFTER the breach happened).

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S.

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