Equifax was so unsure how much data had been stolen during its 2017 mega-hack that its IT staff spent weeks rerunning the hackers’ database queries on a test system to find out.
That’s just one intriguing info-nugget from the US Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report, Actions Taken by Equifax and Federal Agencies in Response to the 2017 Breach, dated August but publicly released this month.
During that attack, hackers broke into the credit check agency’s systems, getting sight of highly personal information on roughly 150 million people in America plus 15 million Brits, and others.
By John E Dunn
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