Equifax intrusion over 10 weeks exposed 143MM US Consumers’ Social Security Number and Birthdates

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Equifax intrusion over 10 weeks exposed 143MM US Consumers' Social Security Number and Birthdates

September 7th, 2017

Credit card numbers of 209,000 U.S. Consumers compromised

 

Atlanta, Georgia-based Equifax is one of the largest US Credit Reporting Agencies, along with Experian and TransUnion, that has the financial and personal data of millions of American Consumers.

Today, Equifax made public the fact that their computer systems had been breached, leading to the unauthorized access of Social Security numbers and birthdates of up to 142 million U.S. consumers.

The company disclosed that a website vulnerability had enabled the breach, which occurred from mid-May through July 2017 -- approximately 10 weeks, and Equifax is now working with a cybersecurity consultant (NOT ISSQUARED), and authorities on an ongoing investigation.

The credit card numbers of 209,000 U.S. consumers were compromised, and dispute documents related to 182,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed by the intruders.

Companies large and small are being intruded by hackers, and the need for round-the-clock security operations center (SOC) monitoring is needed more than ever for consumers to be able to trust the companies they do business with.

ISSQUARED operates a Security Operations Center (SOC), and can help any business that needs their assistance.

Contact one of our representatives to learn more.

 

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