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Post Reply 143 million records leaked out of Equifax, a U.S. credit reporting firm
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17

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Is this on Change.org?

Aaaaaand the thing that really irked me about this mess is the fact that the hacker got in so easy. Literal username and password used for the hack: Admin; password: Admin. Don't believe me? Forbes wrote an article on it.


It was an email i got from consumers union

https://consumersunion.org/equifax/


Thanks, I signed it.
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17
Only US and Canada effected, brings popcorn.

No but really I think everyone registered or whatever in their services should take some precautions so that identity fraud can't effect them as that's something highly likely to happen due to this. Either way I bet it was some stupid employee with a password like 1234, as the big Sony hack a couple of years ago was caused by a employee with sony1234 as their password
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17

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Only US and Canada effected, brings popcorn.


Nope. As I pointed out earlier it also affects the UK and there was a separate breach in Argentina with a subsidiary company.

Hopefully it will stop there but given their complete lack of basic security it wouldn't surprise me if the scandal expands to other countries.
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so this is what a fraud alert looks like on your credit report

I think it's still possible for lenders to provide credits to scammers if they didn't check personal statements section of the report

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so the fraud alert is pretty useless How many lenders will flip through the pages to check the personal statement ?
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Posted 9/21/17 , edited 9/21/17

"Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page."

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41347467

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We talked about this at the meeting-- there were some people who are signing up for credit monitoring service provided Equifax I don't know. if someone who can't protect your valuables would you trust them again ?

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