Everything You Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach

I run a cybersecurity operation for a multi-billion dollar financial institution. So, as you can guess, I spent a good portion of the last 24 hours researching and understanding the impact this breach had on our customers. I want to share (what I can) the results of that research with you. Most of which was confidential, and not pertinent to you, has been removed.

With that, please take a look and make sure to follow the instructions to check if you are impacted and to sign up for identity theft protection.

As a side note, if you are looking to protect yourself from a popular form of cyber-attack, please check out my other article on ransomware:

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How Can I Protect Myself? “WannaCry” Ransomware

I’m a personal finance blogger on the weekends…but I manage a cybersecurity operations team for a $10B organization as my day job.

Over 90% of cases of successful data theft are related to vulnerabilities which are KNOWN and PATCHABLE. Please take a look through this post to ensure you are protected against the latest major ransomware attack (named “WannaCry”).

Please contact me if you need any assistance.

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