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The Equifax data breach saga so far, a Google HTTPS warnings paper, cryptocurrency mining at the Pirate Bay, and bringing machine learning to passwords are all discussed.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The latest breach of the Equifax credit rating agency began on March 10, giving hackers nearly five months to rifle through the records of 143 million people in the U.S.
The security week in review Roundup  As ever, it's been a doozy of a week for cybersecurity, or lack thereof.

The Equifax saga just keeps giving, the SEC admitted it was thoroughly pwned, and Slack doesn't bother to sign its Linux versions. We do spoil you so, Reg readers.

And that was only yesterday. Here's the rest of the week's shenanigans we didn't get round to.…
Close to 150 million consumers were affected by the recent Equifax hack. While most of the media attention has been focused on protecting individual consumers from identity theft, this article focuses on protecting businesses.

Because this hack is just the beginning of whatrsquo;s to come, three things are likely to happen:More companies will be exploited through Struts in the coming months due to old versions of Struts still present in applications. Larger scale attacks, affecting multiple companies at once, will occur, leveraging vulnerable open source components. Regulation will ramp up across multiple industries forcing tighter security management. Before we get into whatrsquo;s likely to happen, herersquo;s a quick recap of the Equifax situation.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Tim on the social media team will need a new job You'd have thought that Equifax staff would be on their toes ever since the megahack that exposed the private data of over 143 million Americans but the corporation's social media certainly haven't got the message.…
Attackers likely spent months escalating their intrusion into Equifax's network.
The Chief Trust Officer of Unisys explains what business leaders and technologists need to know about next-generation network security practices. Read carefully to protect your organization.
Mixup shows that even company officials can be fooled by look-alike names.
DAILY VIDEO: The Equifax breach leads to CIO and CSO departures as the investigation continues; Oracle unveils a new SPARC chip in the wake of layoff reports; Microsoft tackles fake news with Bing's new Fact Check label; and there's more.
Every second, 122 records are exposed in breaches around the globe, a new report shows.

And that's doesn't even include the new Equifax breach data.
Those are just the ones known to have downloaded outdated versions Thousands of companies may be susceptible to the same type of hack that recently struck Equifax.…
Can oversight and stiff punishments spur enterprises to prioritize cybersecurity and secure their data?