Finding the (Alleged) Equifax Hackers – The Cryptosphere

In case you’ve been living under a rock since the afternoon of 9/7/2017, it should come as no surprise that Equifax recently disclosed one of the worst hacks in history. Equifax states that the incident potentially impacts approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, and an unspecified number of customers from the Canadian and the United Kingdom. The data includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, ~209,000 credit card numbers, and additional personal identifying information for 182,000 consumers.

Shortly after this breach was made public, a darknet website had popped up claiming to be selling access to the Equifax data. The hackers claim that they did not anticipate receiving such a trove of data, and need to monetize the attack quickly. They state that they will release the entire data…

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