Unlike other data breaches, those affected by the breach may not even know they're customers of the company. Equifax (EFX) is one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies that track and rate the financial history of consumers. The company gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers and lenders -- sometimes without you knowing.
Topic: Data Breach
Equifax reported the breach--likely to be one of the most devastating in history--in a statement late Thursday, explaining that cyber criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability and gained unauthorized access to personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers, on potentially millions of Americans. The information
Researchers believe that a team of hackers that attacked the Democratic National Committee is now using leaked National Security Agency hacking tools. Fancy Bear, who is associated with Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the GRU, appears to be using a now-patched Windows networking vulnerability nicknamed EternalBlue to distribute malware, according to
Verizon, the major telecommunications provider, has suffered a data security breach with over 14 million US customers' personal details exposed on the Internet after NICE Systems, a third-party vendor, mistakenly left the sensitive users’ details open on a server.
Detailed voter profiles of 198 million voters were left exposed on an Amazon S3 account by Republican Party-affiliated data broker Deep Root Analytics. The discovery was made by Chris Vickery, cyber risk analyst at security firm UpGuard.
A Canadian court on Tuesday denied bail to a man accused of carrying out devastating cyber attacks on Yahoo as he awaits possible extradition to the United States to face criminal charges.
In a landmark move, the Justice Department on Wednesday indicted four men, including two Russian spies, for hacking into Yahoo and stealing data on 500 million users.