Archive: September 2017

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Deloitte hack: Big four cyber-security advisor takes a hit
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Equifax data breach: 143 million records exposed but senior executives not told immediately?

Deloitte hack: Big four cyber-security advisor takes a hit

By Cameron Abbott and Olivia Coburn

“Big four” accounting and consulting firm Deloitte revealed on Monday that it was targeted by a hack that exposed its email system and client records.

Although Deloitte has not yet provided details on the full extent of the breach, it confirmed that the information accessed includes confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients. It also said that “very few” clients were affected.

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Equifax data breach: 143 million records exposed but senior executives not told immediately?

By Cameron Abbott and Olivia Coburn

Equifax has joined Yahoo on the podium for the award no one wants: suffering one of the largest data breaches in history.

Equifax, one of the three largest US credit reporting agencies, announced last week that it suffered a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million US consumers –  a figure comprising of roughly 55 per cent of Americans aged 18 years or older. Some UK and Canadian residents are also affected.

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