Equihax: One of the Most Calamitous Breaches of All Time

On a quiet afternoon in early September 2017, Equifax disclosed an extraordinary security breach that was estimated to have affected almost 200 million people worldwide. Given that the company had first discovered the breach in July, that should have provided ample time to prepare for a response and solution for all affected individuals. Instead, Equifax proceeded to provide the world with a perfect example of how not to handle a major security breach. From the enormous scope of the data leak, confusing legalese, and hideously insecure response websites, Equifax had it all. Add in allegations of insider trading, poor communication,…

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