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Complacency led to Equifax breach, congressional report says

A "culture of cybersecurity complacency" was at the heart of the Equifax breach that jeopardized the personal information of 148 million US residents, according to a report by the Republican staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Had the company taken action to address its observable security issues prior to this cyberattack, the data breach could have been prevented," said the report, which disclosed that Equifax had been using an expired SSL security certificate for more than a year and a half, allowing suspicious activity to go unchecked.

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