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Old 09-08-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence by Equifax

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...omers_exposed/

Global credit reporting agency Equifax admitted today it suffered a massive breach of security that could affect almost half of the US population.

In a statement, the biz confessed that hackers managed to get access to some of its internal data in mid-May by exploiting a vulnerable website application. They remained on the system until they were discovered on July 29. Equifax has called in the FBI and is in contact with regulators in other countries about the case.

CEO Richard Smith said that the company's core consumer and commercial credit reporting databases were untouched only the names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers of 143 million Americans were exposed.

I don't believe this trade was innocent.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ing-cyber-hack

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09...o_sue_equifax/
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence by Equifax

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/13/...che-argentina/


admin/admin, can they be more incompetent

Equifax's latest update on its unprecedented security breach notifies the public that its investigation has found the cause of the theft. Along with an unnamed security firm (ZDNet and others have reported it's Mandiant) the company confirmed rumors that attackers exploited a flaw in the Apache Struts Web Framework. That bug, CVE-2017-5638, was revealed in March, but the criminals were still able to use it against Equifax to steal personally identifiable information (PII - including names, birth dates, social security numbers and more) for 143 million people in the US in mid-May.

A failure to patch a known security hole becomes more believable after hearing about an egregious security hole discovered just this weeks. Brian Krebs reports on a situation discovered by Hold Security, where Equifax's Argentinian website left administrator access (including databases of consumer's personal information) guarded by the ultra-difficult user/password login combo of admin/admin. It allowed anyone to add or remove employee accounts for the system, as well as see their passwords by simply viewing the source of a webpage, or access the personal data of anyone (including DNI -- their equivalent to a social security number) who had ever disputed a report.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:45 PM   #3
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Re: breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence by Equifax

Equifax has been compromised for years: I use a postmaster account for my personal domain and can make up email addresses on the fly. The Equifax@mydomain.com email I gave them several years ago gets about 50 to 100 phishing and scam email a day. Fortunately, and that's why I use the postmaster, it's easy to make a rule and the junk goes away automatically.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:42 AM   #4
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Re: breathtaking arrogance, exceeded only by stunning incompetence by Equifax

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...908-story.html

The icing on the cake. Knowingly dumping stock before announcing the breach.
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