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ShadowTalk Update – 10.01.2018

Rick Holland, CISO of Digital Shadows (now ReliaQuest), joins Richard Gold and Michael Marriott to discuss the possible implications of Facebook security flaws affecting 50 million accounts. In part two, one year after reports of the Equifax breach surface, the UK arm has been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). We look at […]

GAO’s Equifax Post-mortem Report

It’s common for the exciting and novel issues that confront security professionals on a daily basis to be hyped up. Very often the reporting and discussion focuses on 0day exploits, nation state actors, sophisticated intrusions and theoretical attack classes. The reality, however, is much more mundane. This point is driven home by the GAO (General […]

When There’s No Need to Hack: Exposed Personal Information

With Equifax‘s breach of 145 million records still fresh in everyone’s memory and the recent Facebook data privacy controversy, protecting personal data has become part of the political, economic and cultural zeitgeist. Debates over how data can be misused are now commonplace, and newsfeeds are awash with stores of “yet another breach of personal information”. There’s […]

It’s Accrual World: Tax Return Fraud in 2018

With just over a month until Tax Deadline Day, individuals are scrambling to get their tax returns submitted. This is a proven time of the year for cybercrime, and 2018 has been no exception. The Internal Revenue Service has already outlined new scams targeting consumers this year. Criminals have once again used tax themes as […]

2017 Equifax Breach: Impact and Lessons Learned

Equifax experienced a data breach that occurred in mid-May 2017, was first discovered on 29 Jul 2017, and was publicly disclosed by the company on 07 Sep 2017. The breach affected 143 million individuals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Immediately after the disclosure Equifax faced widespread criticism from the media, researchers […]

An Update on the Equifax Data Breach

The credit reporting agency Equifax reported on September 7th, that it had been breached. On Friday, we outlined what we knew at the time, which was replete with intelligence gaps. Five days have gone by and some of these gaps have now been filled in. Here’s what we know so far, and what we can learn […]

Equifax Breach: The Impact For Enterprises and Consumers

What we know about the Equifax breach On September 7th, credit reporting agency Equifax announced “a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.” To put this in context, at this time, this incident is almost seven times larger than the Office of Personnel Management breach of 2015. Equifax discovered the unauthorized access on […]