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House committee says Equifax data breach was 'entirely preventable'

Engadget --------- Congress clearly didn't buy Equifax's attempt to pin its massive data breach on one lone technician. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a staff report declaring that the breach was "entirely preventable" and the result of widespread, systemic flaws in Equifax's security policies. The company didn't have "clear lines of authority" in its IT structure that would have properly enacted policies, for one thing. It also had "complex and outdated" systems that didn't keep pace with its growth, wasn't prepared to help victims and made basic security missteps. Equifax let more than 300 security certificates expire, for example, making it difficult to spot intrusions. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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