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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Equifax breach affecting nearly half of Americans was “entirely preventable”

The cyber attack at Equifax that compromised data for nearly half of all Americans was the result of rapid growth that boosted company’s share price but left the the consumer credit bureau’s IT systems dangerously exposed to hackers. The massive data breach, which took advantage of known security vulnerabilities, “was entirely preventable,” according to a US House of Representatives committee report

https://qz.com/1491250/the-equifax-breach-was-entirely-preventable-us-house-report-says/


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