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On 8 September, credit reporting agency Equifax confessed to a major data breach. It affects 143 million Americans – nearly half of the US population – and 100,000 Canadian consumers. Unfortunately, this means that the hackers may have access to highly sensitive personal and financial information, allowing them to carry out follow-on attacks and identity […]

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As The Wall Street Journal recently pointed out, some clients of cloud service providers such as Amazon and Microsoft are accidentally leaving their cloud databases exposed due to misconfigurations of their services. Coupled with recent headline-making breaches, it’s becoming clear that the greatest risks to an organization might come down to a simple permission error […]

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While a large amount of information stolen in the recent Equifax hack might be up for sale somewhere on the dark web, scammers have also set up websites offering the data from the U.S. credit reporting agency. Equifax alerted customers on September 7 that hackers had accessed its systems between mid-May and late July. The […]

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