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by bmwrdr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

ninjabread wrote:
Russell wrote: ...

If they don't survive, is there anything stopping them from selling their data to the highest bidder to satisfy creditors?
Good point but that may already have happened! It is blamed on some individuals negligence which can be a plausible cause but on the other hand a insider job is very possible too. I think we'll never get to know any true details. The swamp is just too big.
by bmwrdr
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

bblhd672 wrote:
Russell wrote:Continues to get even better! Equifax's twitter has been directing people to a fake website to check if they are affected or not for 2 weeks: https://gizmodo.com/equifax-has-been-se ... 1818588764

I will be extremely surprised if Equifax survives this. Here's to hoping they don't!
Jail time and massive fines for a lot of current and now former Equifax executives would be a good start to deterring other companies who put profits before the security of citizens' personal data. Perhaps a few public executions of top executives if further persuasion is necessary.
:iagree: It would be appropriate to post a list of all Equifax managers with pictures, SSN, Address, phone number(s), credita card numbers, banking information etc. on the web.

Wikileaks revealed just one result so far. I'll keep an eye on it because it may be the most trustworthy resource to get to the bottom of the barrel.

https://search.wikileaks.org/?query=equ ... t_relevant
by bmwrdr
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

It started with negligence on the technical side amd nobody knows if or where it goes.
At this point it seems like the leader responsible for the flaw at leaving the sinking boat.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 61d633c44e

According to the article, if true, they had several security holes in terms of unpatched system. Logical thinking leads to a different conclusion, they had not patched systems and therefore they had no control or a working security model in place.
We'll see how the syory continues but I wouldn' be surprised if Wiki leaks has a "backup" of the Equifax database.
by bmwrdr
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

bblhd672 wrote:It just gets better for Equifax. The company's officer in charge of data security was a music major and had no experience in data security. There is an effort underway to scrub her from the internet.

https://www-marketwatch-com.cdn.ampproj ... FD35AE15F2
That figures completely. Besides asking about educational qualifications congress should ask for a list of internal users with access privilege, nationality, citizenship status and clearance level dating back 10 years. That would allow the FBI to get a better understanding of Equifax's security procedures. If they can't produce this basic piece of information which BTW is required by law I'd suggest to jail all upper management, confiscate and freeze their private assets as well as the company qassets.
This is corruption 101 and should be at the top of Trumps swamp-list! It is a matter of national security to find all details about this debacle.
by bmwrdr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

bblhd672 wrote:Credit "locks/freezes" should be at no cost to consumers. It's ridiculous that you have to pay to protect your identity and financial information.
:iagree: but there is a fee which doesn't make sense because if you lock it with Equifax & co the hacker(s) still have it unlocked and in plain view.
So whatever they are doing it is just creating more overhead and confusion.
Everyone is upon himself and I'm still convinced to keep eyes and ears open is the best and only protection.
When it comes to those white collar criminals neglecting their duties I would like to see long lasting jail terms and deportations.

:tiphat:
by bmwrdr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

There were 23 class action lawsuits filed against Equifax last weekend. I'd think they need to take care for all costs they created for everybody because there are fees and efforts involved in locking a credit line. The lawsuits by itself ma take a long time before a solution may be applied.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 653909001/

I remember when I received the notification from the OPM several years ago, they offered a free security packet. I refused to take it because it would be just another place where all my personal information is stored. As we all know, it is not a question if they get hacked, it is a question of when.
by bmwrdr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

Today I came across an interesting article to prevent criminals misusing personal information leaked by the credit bureaus.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... 749ee339a0

I'll pusrue the steps outlined via phone and share my experience later on.
by bmwrdr
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

The side effects of the Equifax seem to show up really fast and my initial thoughts not to listen to their advice is the better choice.

By signing up on Equifax’s help site, you risk giving up your legal rights.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the ... 81b108b967
by bmwrdr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

It seems like some managers with interest in Equifax already bailed out but not for a technical reason.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cyber-hack
by bmwrdr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

bblhd672 wrote:https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/09/bre ... more-40626

This is the THIRD breach allowed by Equifax or one of its subsidiaries.

If you are concerned about your data security you should be following Brian Krebs website.
Thanks for sharing. Fact is that >80% of cyber security breaches are initiated from within a network, some on purpose, some unknowingly and some by policy design and/ or negligence.

:tiphat:
by bmwrdr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: EQUIFAX hacked

crazy2medic wrote:So anybody want to guess what Equifax will be sued for? Say 150 million?
They have just about Everybodies Financial Information!
Yes, it surely is a big target for hackers. The annoying part is theywere hacked sometimes mid of May and the intrusion was detected end of July (see article).
Equifax offers now a 1 year complementary safeguard tool which may not be the right solution for the end customer. In other words, they actually lure theur consumers in a subscription and I am pretty sure it is not so easy to get out of that once subscribed.
A better idea for the end consumer would be the "right to be forgotten." In other words, I personally do not want my information stored on their insecure system. I lso keep my footprint as small as possible and if/ when I need a credit card for traveling I usually cancel it after it is paid and I have no use for it anymore.
Another issue with the credit research companies is the fact they store everything, up to date or not, they can't keep it current.
If our lawmakers would just have a bit of common sense they would outlaw the storage of personal information of a customer without bad credit! Just my $.02 but that would disallow duplicated efforts and increase efficiency.

:bigear:
by bmwrdr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: EQUIFAX hacked
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

EQUIFAX hacked

EQUIFAX: Hackers may have accessed the personal details of 143 million US customers

http://www.businessinsider.com/equifax- ... ers-2017-9

It was predictable and just a question of when and not if they get hacked. I would not be surprised if "livelock" will be targeted at one point in time. So far there were several so called security companies targeted by hackers and it seems like there is no end!

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