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!
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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!