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New Hack in US as Financial Firm Hit

Monday, September 11, 2017

More news on the cyber security front, a major breach as financial services company Equifax has been attacked in a hack that may have compromised the personal records of 143 million American consumers, along with an undisclosed number of people in the UK and Canada. The perpetrators exploited a vulnerability in a US website application to gain access to confidential information – including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, as well as around 209,000 credit card numbers – over a two month period from May 2017. Cyber security is a growing market for the sourcing industry and we discussed it at the GSA Symposium a couple of months ago, read the report here.

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