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Equifax has revealed that the cause of its massive data breach was flaw it should have patched weeks before it was attacked.
The company has updated its www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ site with a new “A Progress Update for Consumers” that opens as follows:
Equifax - Scope - Intrusion - Assistance - Cybersecurity
Equifax has been intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion with the assistance of a leading, independent cybersecurity firm to determine what information was accessed and who has been impacted. We know that criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability. The vulnerability was Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638. We continue to work with law enforcement as part of our criminal investigation, and have shared indicators of compromise with law enforcement.
As the Apache Foundation pointed out earlier this week,...
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