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In early September, Equifax announced that it had been compromised, leaving over 145 million Americans social security numbers and other highly sensitive information both vulnerable and likely for sale. The original point of access would seem to be their main Argentinian employee portal page which, through simple HTML viewing, could show both the username and password for nearly 14,000 customers who had filed a complaint, along with their social security number-equivalent, all stored in plain text.

Austin Castle

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Austin Castle

Social Media Manager

Austin Castle has explored the intersections of people and technology for 10 years. As social media manager, he creates a range of marketing and editorial content for Webroot’s global audience.