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Equifax Suffered Data Breach After It Failed to Patch Old Apache Struts Flaw

8 days ago   |   By The Hacker News

The massive Equifax data breach that exposed highly sensitive data of as many as 143 million people was caused by exploiting a flaw in Apache Struts framework, which Apache patched over two months earlier of the security incident, Equifax has confirmed.
Credit rating agency Equifax is yet another example of the companies that became victims of massive cyber attacks due to not patching a
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That massive Equifax breach could have been easily avoided

That massive Equifax breach could have been easily avoided

8 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Last week, credit reporting firm Equifax admitted that 143 million US consumers' personal records were exposed in a security breach over a couple of months earlier this year. What it didn't reveal at the time, was just how callous it had been in protecting that private data. The company learned that its attackers took advantage of a security flaw in the Apache Struts Web Framework, that allowed them to remotely execute code on Equifax's systems. The bug was revealed in March, along with recommended patches to fix it - but clearly, Equifax didn't move quickly enough to prevent nearly...
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