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Equifax Breach: Setting the Record Straight

Bloomberg published a story this week citing three unnamed sources who told the publication that Equifax experienced a breach earlier this year which predated the intrusion that the big-three credit bureau announced on Sept. 7. To be clear, this earlier breach at Equifax is not a new finding and has been a matter of public record for months. Furthermore, it
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other credit lock Elizabeth Warren Equifax breach Experian T

Experian Site Can Give Anyone Your Credit Freeze PIN

An alert reader recently pointed my attention to a free online service offered by big-three credit bureau Experian that allows anyone to request the personal identification number (PIN) needed to unlock a consumer credit file that was previously frozen at Experian. Experian’s page for retrieving someone’s credit freeze PIN requires little more in
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:124 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other credit freeze Equifax Experian

Equifax or Equiphish?

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipi
Publish At:2017-09-30 15:56 | Read:118 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other credit lock credit monitoring Equifax equiphish Experi

Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire

I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans. WEB S
Publish At:2017-09-09 13:55 | Read:274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Equifax breach equihax Experian Ray Watson Trans Union

Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores

The Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores in 44 U.S. states, disclosed Friday that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data. The disclosure came hours after KrebsOnSecurity contacted the company regarding reports from sources in the financial sector about a possible breach at the ret
Publish At:2017-06-17 12:10 | Read:707 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other credit card breach EMV Experian POS malware The Buckle

From Stolen Wallet to ID Theft, Wrongful Arrest

It’s remarkable how quickly a stolen purse or wallet can morph into full-blown identity theft, and possibly even result in the victim’s wrongful arrest. All of the above was visited recently on a fellow infosec professional whose admitted lapse in physical security led to a mistaken early morning arrest in front of his kids. The guy police say st
Publish At:2016-03-17 08:25 | Read:1319 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Latest Warnings Curity Equifax Experian In

Seagate Phish Exposes All Employee W-2’s

Email scam artists last week tricked an employee at data storage giant Seagate Technology into giving away W-2 tax documents on all current and past employees, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. W-2 forms contain employee Social Security numbers, salaries and other personal data, and are highly prized by thieves involved in filing phony tax refund requests with th
Publish At:2016-03-11 07:20 | Read:1299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings Tax Refund Fraud The Coming Storm Eric DeRit

This Week in Security: Experian and T-Mobile Breach, Linux Botnet, Android Stagefright 2.0

Our security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick-read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of September 28, 2015:A massive data breach at Experian – one of largest credit report
Publish At:2015-10-05 07:20 | Read:1031 | Comments:0 | Tags:This Week in Security banking malware breach Citadel DDoS Ex

Experian’s data breach puts 15 million T-Mobile users at risk

Experian’s data breach puts 15 million T-Mobile users’ personal information at risk- The company already started the incident response procedure. T-Mobile has announced that data belonging to 15 million consumers may have compromised in a cyber attack that the company has suffered. The hackers targeted the Experian compa
Publish At:2015-10-03 03:10 | Read:1296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Cybercrime data breach Exp

Experian Breach Spills Data on 15 Million T-Mobile Customers

A massive data breach at the credit-reporting agency Experian could wind up having major implications for 15 million T-Mobile customers.The telecom uses the agency, one of the “big three” credit reporting bureaus, to check the credit ratings of its customers. News broke last night however that any customers who applied for a credit check for serv
Publish At:2015-10-03 02:30 | Read:1323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Hacks Encryption Experian T-Mobile

15 Million T-Mobile Customers’ Information Exposed in Experian Hack

Hackers have compromised the personal information of 15 million T-Mobile customers after successfully infiltrating one of Experian’s servers.John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, has published a letter about the incident:“We have been notified by Experian, a vendor that processes our credit applications, that they have experienced a data breach. The inve
Publish At:2015-10-03 01:20 | Read:1282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News encryption Experian hack T-Mobile

Experian Hit With Class Action Over ID Theft Service

Big-three credit bureau Experian is the target of a class-action lawsuit just filed in California. The suit alleges that Experian negligently violated consumer protection laws when it failed to detect for nearly 10 months that a customer of its data broker subsidiary was a scammer who ran a criminal service that resold consumer data to identity thieves. The
Publish At:2015-07-22 03:25 | Read:709 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Data Breaches The Coming Storm Court Ventu

ID Theft Service Proprietor Gets 13 Years

A Vietnamese man who ran an online identity theft service that sold access to Social Security numbers and other personal information on more than 200 million Americans has been sentenced to 13 years in a U.S. prison. Vietnamese national Hieu Minh Ngo was sentenced to 13 years in prison for running an identity theft service. Hieu Minh Ngo, 25, ran an ID theft
Publish At:2015-07-15 14:45 | Read:918 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine Web Fraud 2.0 Assistant Attorney General L

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Security Freeze

If you’ve been paying attention in recent years, you might have noticed that just about everyone is losing your personal data. Even if you haven’t noticed (or maybe you just haven’t actually received a breach notice), I’m here to tell you that if you’re an American, your basic personal data is already for sale. What follows is a primer on what you can do to
Publish At:2015-06-08 11:15 | Read:1954 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Tools 1-888-5-OPT-OUT anthem breach ChexSystems cre

White Lodging Confirms Second Breach

In February 2015, KrebsOnSecurity reported that for the second time in a year, multiple financial institutions were complaining of fraud on customer credit and debit cards that were all recently used at a string of hotel properties run by hotel franchise firm White Lodging Services Corporation. The company said at the time that it had no evidence of a new br
Publish At:2015-04-14 00:30 | Read:941 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Breaches Dave Sibley Experian White Lodging White Lodgi

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