Why do big hacks happen? Blame Big Data!

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies, revealed on Thursday that it was hacked back in May, exposing the personal data of up to 143 million people. The data accessed by hackers contains extremely sensitive information like social security numbers, birth data, consumer’s names, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.

Source: Why do big hacks happen? Blame Big Data | Jathan Sadowski | Opinion | The Guardian

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