The utter stupidity of the Equifax breach is something to behold

The utter stupidity of the Equifax breach is something to behold

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Equifax operated an unsecured, public-facing website that allowed anyone to steal sensitive data on more than 145 million Americans—and didn’t do anything when warned about it by a security researcher, according to a report from Motherboard.

The revelation is yet another piece of embarrassing news for Equifax, which has taken a series of missteps since the breach first came to light. Now, Equifax’s mind-boggling negligence is coming to light. It’s hard to imagine that the company could be this dumb.

A security researcher, who spoke anonymously to Motherboard, said that a scan of Equifax’s internet-connected systems quickly revealed a website that offered up the data—names, birthdates,  and Social Security numbers.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | The utter stupidity of the Equifax breach is something to behold

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