US government releases post-mortem report on Equifax hack

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report to detail how the Equifax hack went down and how the credit reporting company answered during and after the incident.

The report comes a day before the one-year anniversary of the public announcement of the Equifax breach that exposed the personal details of 145.5 million Americans, but also of millions of British and Canadian citizens.

Some of the details included in the report were already known and previously reported, but there was also some new information. Below is a summary of the most important details surrounding the Equifax hack included in GAO’s reconstruction of events.

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Source: ZDNet