Experian tool exposed partial Social Security numbers, putting customers at risk
The problem with using Social Security numbers to authenticate consumers goes much deeper than Experian, experts say.
No hacking needed: Someone duped Experian into handing over data in breach affecting 24 million South Africans
For fraudsters looking to swindle big corporations, sometimes it’s just a matter of asking.
Another cloud leak shows AWS can only do so much to protect data
Amazon Web Services has moved to help organizations easily safeguard their S3 buckets. What's it going to take to make organizations pay attention?
In wake of Equifax breach, government shines light on entire industry
While law enforcement agents were sent to immediately investigate how and why hackers broke into Equifax, other federal agencies, like the Homeland Security Department, were focusing on understanding the threat posed to the larger industry, a senior U.S. official said.
U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach
The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.