The Equifax breach rolls on. Clearly a wake up call for all senior executives running any high-profile organisation processing large amounts of personal data.
It's interesting that the GDPR has had an impact on how this breach is being viewed despite it not being enforceable until next May.
The days of US-based organisations ignoring European data privacy requirements are rapidly coming to an end. The sad fact is many of these organisations are not aware or well set up to comply.
Credit report company Equifax has admitted that 2.5 million more Americans than previously thought were potentially affected by a cyber attack that breached its systems. It takes the total number of people who had their personal information compromised to 145.5 million. The hack, first disclosed last month, compromised a wealth of personal data including names, birthdays, addresses and social security numbers - as well as credit card numbers for more than 200,000 people. US-based Equifax is understood to hold the data of 44 million customers in the UK but has not disclosed how many were potentially affected.