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According to Gemalto’s Breach Level Index, 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased by 164%. A large portion came from the 22 largest data breaches, each involving […]

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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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Equifax has identified the flaw in its website hackers used to breach its systems, potentially impacting 143 million Americans. In a consumer update Wednesday night, the credit reporting firm pointed to a known security issue in the web applications software Apache Struts as the one used in the breach. The flaw in Struts that was […]

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