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Wired: Equifax breach was entirely preventable

Wired published a scathing indictment of Equifax’s cybersecurity practices and its response to the massive breach that was apparently a result of those practices:

CAPPING A WEEK of incompetence, failures, and general shady behavior in responding to its massive data breach, Equifax has confirmed that attackers entered its system in mid-May through a web-application vulnerability that had a patch available in March. In other words, the credit-reporting giant had more than two months to take precautions that would have defended the personal data of 143 million people from being exposed. It didn’t.

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Posted In: Cybersecurity

Posted On: September 17, 2017

Posted By: smack

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