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Equifax Hackers Also Get 10 million drivers licenses
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10.9 million US driver's licenses were stolen in the massive breach that Equifax suffered in mid-May, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal. In addition, WSJ has revealed that the attackers got a hold of 15.2 million UK customers' records, though only 693,665 among them had enough info in the system for the breach to be a real threat to their privacy. Affected customers provided most of the driver's licenses on file to verify their identities when they disputed their credit-report information through an Equifax web page. That page was one of the entry points the attackers used to gain entry into the credit reporting agency's system.

While leaked SSNs and bank details are definitely worse, driver's licenses contain some info that could make it easier to steal someone's identity, including people's height and eye color. A bad player could use the name, address and physical characteristics in those stolen licenses as a verfication for someone else's identity or to carry out scams in someone else's name. If you verified your identity using your license through Equifax's website in the past and want to ensure your security, it's probably best to get a new license number.

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/11/equi...-licenses/

Sources told the Wall Street Journal that last month's breach compromised the driver's license data of around 10.9 million Americans.

The breach, which was announced Sept. 7, gave anonymous hackers access to personal information, including the social security numbers, of 145.5 million Americans. At the time, the credit reporting agency noted that some driver's licenses were accessed, but did not disclose how many.

Equifax customers provided driver's license information to verify their identities in credit-report disputes. The hackers exploited a vulnerability in the dispute portal to access the driver's license information, which can include personal details such as its owner's full name, date of birth, home address.

And it gets worse. According to WSJ, Equifax CEO Richard Smith stated in congressional hearings that a company employee knew of the vulnerability prior to the breach, but failed to notify others. The hackers had access to Equifax's systems for more than four months before the company caught wind.

http://mashable.com/2017/10/11/equifax-h...hAkoCfcmqC
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Same company that the IRS wants to hire on a no bid contract
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The Internal Revenue Service signed a $7.25 million contract with Equifax last month. The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and personal identity verification services. The contract stated that Equifax was the only company capable of providing these services to the IRS, and it was deemed a "critical" service that couldn't lapse.

http://time.com/4968558/equifax-breach-irs-contract/

In short the IRS wants the data Equifax has acquired over the years ... Big Brother
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“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
― Mark Twain

“Reach deep into your wallet and buy a decent mule.”
― Robert Fitterman, War, the musical
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(10-11-2017, 10:59 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: The Internal Revenue Service signed a $7.25 million contract with Equifax last month. The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and personal identity verification services. The contract stated that Equifax was the only company capable of providing these services to the IRS, and it was deemed a "critical" service that couldn't lapse.

http://time.com/4968558/equifax-breach-irs-contract/

In short the IRS wants the data Equifax has acquired over the years ...  Big Brother

Scream1 I wasn't aware of this. That means the IRS signed this knowing full well Equifax had been breached.
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is that myths are just myths." - Michael Tsarion

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(10-11-2017, 11:21 PM)MysticPizza Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 10:59 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: The Internal Revenue Service signed a $7.25 million contract with Equifax last month. The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and personal identity verification services. The contract stated that Equifax was the only company capable of providing these services to the IRS, and it was deemed a "critical" service that couldn't lapse.

http://time.com/4968558/equifax-breach-irs-contract/

In short the IRS wants the data Equifax has acquired over the years ...  Big Brother

Scream1  I wasn't aware of this. That means the IRS signed this knowing full well Equifax had been breached.
[Image: A849Ifc.jpg]

It sure looks that way ... so to THE IRS ... the data Equifax can provide seems to be worth all risks ... Thumbs_down-1011
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“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
― Mark Twain

“Reach deep into your wallet and buy a decent mule.”
― Robert Fitterman, War, the musical
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(10-11-2017, 11:25 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 11:21 PM)MysticPizza Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 10:59 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote: The Internal Revenue Service signed a $7.25 million contract with Equifax last month. The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and personal identity verification services. The contract stated that Equifax was the only company capable of providing these services to the IRS, and it was deemed a "critical" service that couldn't lapse.

http://time.com/4968558/equifax-breach-irs-contract/

In short the IRS wants the data Equifax has acquired over the years ...  Big Brother

Scream1  I wasn't aware of this. That means the IRS signed this knowing full well Equifax had been breached.
[Image: A849Ifc.jpg]

It sure looks that way ... so to THE IRS ... the data Equifax can provide seems to be worth all risks ...  Thumbs_down-1011
Maybe it was an alphabet agency that breached it and not actually hackers
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Conversation between IRS and Equifax:

Equ: So, this no bid contract? How does one go about getting the contract?

IRS: You need to demonstrate that you can handle people's personal information and data with the same standards, integrity and competence as any US governmental department, DoD, FBI, CIA etc.

Equ:
OK! We got this... Read the papers next week!

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"I don't know everything, I know just enough to know that I know nothing - which is just a little more than those who think they know anything!"
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(10-11-2017, 11:35 PM)Munchaab Wrote: Conversation between IRS and Equifax:

Equ: So, this no bid contract? How does one go about getting the contract?

IRS: You need to demonstrate that you can handle people's personal information and data with the same standards, integrity and competence as any US governmental department, DoD, FBI, CIA etc.

Equ:
OK! We got this... Read the papers next week!

Facepalm

Yeah3
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“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
― Mark Twain

“Reach deep into your wallet and buy a decent mule.”
― Robert Fitterman, War, the musical
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(10-11-2017, 11:35 PM)titanic1 Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 11:25 PM)Jack Hammer Wrote:
(10-11-2017, 11:21 PM)MysticPizza Wrote: Scream1  I wasn't aware of this. That means the IRS signed this knowing full well Equifax had been breached.
[Image: A849Ifc.jpg]

It sure looks that way ... so to THE IRS ... the data Equifax can provide seems to be worth all risks ...  Thumbs_down-1011
Maybe it was an alphabet agency that breached it and  not actually hackers

I bet you're right.
"Perhaps the greatest myth being purveyed,
is that myths are just myths." - Michael Tsarion

Florence GO HOME Banned
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Ham @ Equifax.
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