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Equifax Breach Blamed on Open-Source Software Flaw

Equifax has blamed a flaw in the software running its online databases for the massive breach revealed last week that has allowed hackers to steal personal information of as many as 143 million customers. Kevin Dugan reporting in the New York Post: “Hackers were able to access the info—including Social Security numbers—because there was a flaw in the open-source software created by the Apache Foundation ... STRUTS is a widely available software system that’s used by about 65 percent of Fortune 100 companies, including Lockheed Martin, Citigroup, Vodafone, Virgin Atlantic, Reader’s Digest, Office Depot, and Showtime—plus the IRS, according to lgtm, a software development group.”

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