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FTC is investigating the Equifax breach

FTC is investigating the Equifax breach

"This is Equifax calling to verify your account information".

"The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations", Peter Kaplan, the FTC's acting director of public affairs, said in a statement.

The FTC said it's investigating Equifax's breach on Thursday.

Equifax may not be the largest data breach ever in terms of the number of people affected, but it may be more significant because of the sensitive information at risk: social security numbers, addresses and the numbers of some driver's licenses.

The Apache software is widely used by companies to help build websites.

In an updated statement released today, the PMC said that after Equifax confirmed that "the vulnerability was Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638" on 13 September 2017", but followed this saying: "this vulnerability was patched on 7 March 2017, the same day it was announced.

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Each company will require you to file documents requesting a credit freeze and they may also have you pay a fee for the action. Equifax has developed a comprehensive portfolio of services to support consumers determine if their data has been affected.

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Equifax, a credit monitoring service, says 143 million Americans may have had personal information exposed during a data breach. It doesn't take a security expert to know that's a bad idea.

Credit agencies Experian and annualcreditreport.com also rely on Apache Struts.

"If this is indeed a capital offense, then I'd say that the majority of organizations are guilty", said Rick Holland, vice president of strategy at Digital Shadows, a cyber-intelligence firm with offices in London and San Francisco.

More recently, Equifax's cybersecurity has come under fire. The company hasn't specified when it sought to patch the flaw, or what other mechanisms the attackers used once inside the network to access the consumer data. "We know that criminals exploited a USA website application vulnerability", it added.

The patch would have been time consuming as it involved rebuilding hundreds of apps using the new updated software. While firms usually act within hours or days after an announcement, some companies don't patch for years, he said.

The bill would also require brokers to develop "comprehensive privacy and data security programs" and provide "reasonable" notice in case of breaches. In an updated statement on its Equifax Security website, it said that it has been "intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion with the assistance of a leading, independent cybersecurity firm to determine what information was accessed and who has been impacted" and the firm determined that the attackers exploited the website application vulnerability. That's, uh, not a good look for Equifax's data security team.

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