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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 […]

No gender pay gap for ‘Game of Thrones’: Kit Harington and Lena Headey make the same

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Lena Headey and Kit Harington, smiling all the way to equal paydays at the Iron Bank.Image: Vera Anderson/WireImage The Iron Bank is equally generous to kings and queens. Game of Thrones principal cast members Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) are making exactly the same per-episode salaries and bonuses, and have been since at least the beginning of this season, according to leaked documents sent to Mashable that purport to be the actors’ contracts covering Seasons 7 and 8. SEE ALSO: The ‘Game of Thrones’ world must abandon the patriarchy, or die Harington and Headey are the […]

Someone named Jayden K. Smith is not trying to hack your Facebook

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Image: diego AZUBEL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a story you’ve probably heard before: A viral hoax is spreading on Facebook, that, when you stop and think about it, really doesn’t make any damn sense. Monday’s hoax involves a supposed hacker named Jayden K. Smith. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers As far as the hoax goes, users are warned about an incoming friend request from a user named “Jayden K. Smith,” who is reportedly a hacker. Then the user is encouraged to share the warning with all of their friends to protect one’s Facebook network from Jayden. […]