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Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap

 

Equifax hack exposes a major cybersecurity gap

Credit reporting firm Equifax (EFX) reported Thursday hackers had accessed Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other vital personal data of 143 million people in the US.

Little was revealed about the details of the cybersecurity breach, other than it stemmed from an exploited web application. Even without specifics, Equifax’s hacking illustrates a larger trend in tech companies — a clear lack of focus on software security.

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