Equifax Used ‘admin’ for Username & Password to Safeguard Your Data
Equifax was hit with a class action lawsuit earlier this year over a huge data breach that affected most Americans. They settled for $671 million, although the expected payout for people affected is much less than expected.
But now there’s some more details about the data breach. Buzzfeed reporter Jane Lytvynenko came across some interesting details in the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia.
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“Equifax employed the username ‘admin’ and the password ‘admin’ to protect a portal used to manage credit disputes, a password that ‘is a surefire way to get hacked,’” the lawsuit reads.
The class action is still pending certification before it can go forward.
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