Equifax data breach

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2017
Equifax earnings release: Security breach related expenses cost $87.5 Million in Q3

Equifax announced during the third quarter of 2017, it incurred $87.5 million in expenses related to the cyber attack that was reported in September. It is very difficult to estimate the overall losses caused by a cyber attack because victims incur in direct and indirect costs that aren’t easy to calculate. This week the credit reporting […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 17, 2017
400,000 UK consumers at risk after the Equifax data breach

About 400,000 Britons may have had their information stolen following the Equifax data breach, the news was reported by the UK division of the company. More details are emerging from the recent Equifax data breach that impacted approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The attackers exploited the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability that was fixed back in March, but the company […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2017
Equifax- or the new gold standard for “how not to do Incident Response”!

The cybersecurity expert Stuart Peck, Director of Cyber Security Strategy, ZeroDayLab, shared its view on the Equifax data breach. For those of you living under a rock this week, Equifax suffered a major breach in their security, which led to over 143 million records being stolen by attackers. The information held by Equifax is highly […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2017
Hackers are offering Equifax data for sale, but they are scammers

It has happened, the information stolen in the recent Equifax data breach is offered for sale on the dark web by crooks, but watch out, they are scammers. Equifax discovered the intrusion on July 29, but only 3 months the agency notified customers the incident (on September 7) that occurred between mid-May and late July. The breach affects […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 15, 2017
CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability is the root cause behind Equifax data breach

It’s official, the Equifax data breach case was caused by the exploitation of the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability. The Equifax data breach case was solved, that incident was caused by the exploitation of the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability. The vulnerability affects the Jakarta Multipart parser upload function in Apache and could be exploited by an […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 11, 2017
Apache Foundation rejects allegation Equifax hackers exploited CVE-2017-9805 in Struts

Media and experts speculate Equifax Hack was the result of the exploitation of the recently discovered critical vulnerability CVE-2017-9805 in Apache Struts. Last week Equifax reported a huge data breach, hackers accessed its systems between mid-May and late July. The incident affected roughly 143 million U.S. consumers and some customers in the U.K. and Canada. […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 08, 2017
Equifax data breach could impact 143 million US consumers

Equifax, one of the three major US consumer credit reporting agencies is the last victim of a data breach that may have affected upwards to 143 million Americans. According to a statement published by the Equifax, crooks exploited an unnamed U.S. website application vulnerability from mid-May to July to access sensitive data in its systems. “Equifax Inc. […]