The news filled this week with the over 100mmillion breach of data stolen from Equifax Apache servers. Faulty software from a vendor apparently contributed to a hemorrhaging of some 140 million worth of data lost. This involved social security names and numbers!

The specific attack method was not disclosed but could be some type of sniffing software that senses specific data. Apparently some time occurred before discovery and the reporting. Such delay is often typical when a company tries to plug the Leak, exercise countermeasures and assess liability limitations!

Information for your selective reading at

http://nypost.com/2017/09/08/e...

here is a menu of the various cybersecurity terms and attack methods that can be used:


This is a lesson we all can use both inside and outside of our great platform. The servers at Site Support are worth guarding with everything we have!

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Sui_generis Premium
This is a mess!!!! People can't even get in to lock their account. Now they're talking about doing away with social security numbers. CRAZY!!!! I'm not sure where it's all going to end.

~Debbi
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MKearns Premium
Getting to be a very chaotic end of year Debbi ad WA is not immune!
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sheikave Premium
No one is safe from hackers.
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MCrim Premium
And I suppose it can take some weeks until Equifax contacts us directly. That would be typical.

I like your graphic, Mike!

mitch
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Jaunesk Premium
Good info, bookmark for future reference
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susanmacneil Premium
Interesting news. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and a massive breach of confidence in a once trusted name... happier days must be coming!

Thank you for keeping us aware of what is happening in cyber land.

Susan :)
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MKearns Premium
The optimism you have is a great quality Susan. A guiding light in the jumble of the last several weeks! ::::))))!
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Suzy14 Premium
Thanks for sharing I read.
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Creasean Premium
I heard - on a financial guru's radio slot - that Equifax is offering FREE credit fraud protection. However, once you sign up, there's something within the fine print that one may unknowingly agree to. I heard that when people sign up for the free protection, they are agreeing to NOT SUE EQUIFAX! Now that's shrewd.
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Tjennings122 Premium
Ah, yes....I'm still a member of OPM.gov after they informed me of a breach of same within the government files and sent me the codes/pw to sign up. Imagine that. It's never going to stop as long as companies and gov't have something to HIDE!!

Thanks for the article post!

tj
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rene4me Premium
A lot of that lately! The internet just seems to be going viral with criminal activity -next it will be known as criminal net cafe!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Mike.
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drcmaint Premium
Thanks for this.
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TammiP Premium
Thanks for all of this info Mike. I have got to check out my status.

Great post!!

T
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SimplyT Premium
Thanks!
I don't catch a lot of the news - I usually "scan" the local/national news for anything that's important to me.
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wendyg53 Premium
The fallout from the Equifax breach has yet to be felt, and it will be extensive.

I suspect the head honchos will face jail time for selling off a chunk of their shares right before the public informed of this disaster.

I submitted a request for their identity theft monitoring and have yet to get the email that allows me to access the identity theft software, so much for that.

It will be up to the individual to constantly monitor their credit reports and constantly monitor credit card and bank accounts for any fraudulent charges. Whoever got ahold of that information is going to start using it soon, if they haven't already.

The whole credit reporting system by the big three companies will probably become obsolete at some point. There will be nothing left of Equifax after the lawyers and class action law suits kick in.

These companies hold the keys to all of our most personal digital information without our permission, and they can't even keep it safe - they need to go.

Wendy
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CowboyJames Premium
Thanks for the post.
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AnthonyMLM Premium
This is powerful read Mike for mentioning this awareness.
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BradBurns Premium
WOW, what a bungle. HUGE
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pablocortina Premium
Thank you for this timely and valuable information
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MKearns Premium
My pleasure Pablo!
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DKMade Premium
What can we do Big Mike to protect our beloved platform?
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MKearns Premium
Carson and site support are the gurus for this one Jair!
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DKMade Premium
Ah ok, I just got the impression that you meant we could do something. That would be a good addition if you could tag people in posts here. That way you know the aforementioned people would see the post. Well thanks for the heads up Big Mike, enjoy the rest of your day.
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justcruzin Premium
Time to pull a credit report, ugh.
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MKearns Premium
When you do match it against Experian and trans union for comparison Deb. Thanks for weighing in!
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justcruzin Premium
Thanks Mike, will do.
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