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Equifax Data Breach: Unpatched Apache Struts Vulnerability Was Exploited In Hack

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: September 18, 2017 in Industry News

Credit reporting firm Equifax announced Thursday the hackers that breached its servers exploited an Apache Struts security vulnerability, which led to the exposure of personal information belonging to more than 143 million consumers in the United States.

While Equifax reported the breach occurred sometime around mid-May, the bug in the Apache Struts framework was fixed in March, more than two months before the apparent exploit on Equifax servers took place.


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