Security researchers finds gross deficiencies on Equifax Argentina site

From Techcrunch


As we close in on a week since Equifax announced the massive hack that could potentially have exposed the financial information of 143 million consumers in the US, we have been left with many questions. How could a firm entrusted with our most sensitive financial data allow this to happen? Well, security researcher, Brian Krebs (who broke the Target breach story in 2014), reports today that the company still has some shocking vulnerabilities on its website in Argentina.

According to information supplied to Krebs by security researcher Alex Holden of Hold Security, the company is still leaving user data vulnerable to attacks. This firm began researching Equifax sites in South America, and found almost immediately that it was simple, pimple to get into an employee portal that had been designed for Equifax Argentina employees to manage credit disputes in the country. Unbelievably, it was “protected” with the user name admin and the password admin. It obviously didn’t take…

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