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Why do big hacks happen? Blame Big Data

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies, revealed on Thursday that it was hacked back in May, exposing the personal data of up to 143 million people.

The data accessed by hackers contains extremely sensitive information like social security numbers, birth data, consumer’s names, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. This breach is a monumental failure of cybersecurity, which raises many pressing privacy concerns.

Source: theguardian.com
Author: Jathan Sadowski

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