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Fraudsters loot W-2 data stored by Equifax

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 9, 2016.

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    Equifax, one of the big-three US credit bureaus, has been targeted by fraudsters that search for W-2 data and use it for claiming fraudulent tax returns. But the company hasn’t been breached. Instead, in an approach similar to the one recently used to steal W-2 data from the ADP customer portal, the crooks misused the fact that not many users change default login credentials they have been assigned, and managed to access random accounts and … More →

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