143 Million and counting…
We learned today that Equifax, one of the biggest providers of credit reporting solutions and identity protection services, has been the victim of a massive cyber security attack.
143 Million US social security numbers have reportedly been compromised which is effectively 44% of the population in the US.
While this is significant for not only the US but is also significant for Veda – an Australian organisation that has recently been purchased by Equifax. As there are no mandatory data disclosure laws in Australia – Yet – we may not know until February next year as to the security of Australian information previously supplied to Veda and now owned by Equifax Australia.
Combine this with the latest ShadowBrokers data dumps and we’re in for a wild end to 2017.