Katie Van Fleet has suffered 15 identity thefts since the Equifax breach and she believes the criminals who’ve targeted her are using information from the breach to open credit cards in her name; she’s started a class-action suit against Equifax.
Van Fleet said she has spent countless hours trying to restoreRead More
Equifax division TALX has a product called The Work Number, where prospective employers can verify job applicants’ work history and previous salaries (it’s also used by mortgage lenders and others): you can create an account on this system in anyone’s name, provided you have their date of birth and Social Security Number. The formerRead More
Equifax’s world-beating breach of 143 million Americans’ sensitive personal and financial information was the result of the company’s failure to patch a two-month-old bug in Apache Struts, despite multiple reports of the bug being exploited in the wild.
A patch for the vulnerability (“Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638”) was issued on March 6. Equifax’s websiteRead More
From mid-May to July 2017, Equifax exposed the financial and personal identifying information of 143 million Americans — 44% of the country — to hackers, who made off with credit-card details, Social Security Numbers, sensitive credit history data, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, addresses, and then, in the five weeks between discovering the breachRead More