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Equifax is already facing a major class-action lawsuit for its massive data breach

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Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock That didn’t take long. Two Oregon women filed a class action lawsuit against Equifax Thursday evening, just hours after the credit reporting agency revealed a massive data breach that may have compromised personal information belonging to 143 million Americans. SEE ALSO: Bad news for literally anyone with a credit card: there’s a good chance you just got hacked The complaint accuses Equifax of negligence in protecting consumer data, arguing the company chose to skimp on costs rather than take adequate technical measures that might have thwarted hackers. “Equifax knew and should have known that failure to maintain adequate […]

Equifax’s Twitter account directed hack victims to a fake phishing site

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Yeah, this is really happening.Image: Ambar Del Moral/mashablde In failing to correctly patch a known vulnerability and exposing the personal data of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, Equifax made a security blunder of epic proportions — however, it appears the company is just getting started. Leaving its digital doors wide open to criminals apparently wasn’t enough for the credit reporting agency, as it’s now sending hack victims directly into the open arms of unknown internet pranksters.  Yes, Equifax is directing those concerned about the data breach and its repercussions to a fake website set up to troll the company […]

U.S. Army just kicked Chinese drone company DJI out of all official operations

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Image: Alex Segre/REX/Shutterstock The U.S. army just kicked one of the biggest drone makers on the planet out of its barracks, all in the name of security. The maker of the drones in question: China’s DJI (also known as SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd.). SEE ALSO: A man escaped maximum-security prison in South Carolina thanks to a drone An Aug. 2 U.S. Army memo obtained by sUAS News and later verified by Reuters advises that all service members “cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media and secure equipment for follow-on direction.” Later, the memo gets more […]