Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down in aftermath of massive breach

Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a massive cybersecurity breach that exposed the birth dates, social security numbers, and other personal information of 143 million Equifax customers, The New York Times reports. Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. will vacate his post as the company’s president of the Asia-Pacific […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 27, 2017
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Equifax could have prevented breach with a simple patch, experts say

Last Thursday, credit-monitoring firm Equifax announced that hackers had breached its computer systems and compromised the data of as many as 143 million Americans. Thursday, the company confirmed that the perpetrators of the attack did, as rumored, exploit a weakness in Apache STRUTS. Equifax identified the exploited vulnerability as Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638. In March, industry […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 19, 2017
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Equifax stares down almost two dozen class actions after cyberattack

Credit reporting and monitoring company Equifax is facing at least 23 proposed class action lawsuits in the wake of its announcement Thursday that a cyber attack compromised the personal information of up to 143 million Equifax customers, USA Today reports. Various law firms have filed suits in 14 different states as well as D.C., according […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 12, 2017
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