Equifax breach exposed millions of driver’s licenses, phone numbers, emails

The data in the statement, which has also been shared with congressional committees investigating the breach, reveals to a fuller extent how much personal data was exposed in the breach. Millions of driver’s license numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses were also exposed in connection with names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers—offering a gold mine of data for identity thieves and fraudsters.

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London police nab prolific cybercriminal, seize $700,000 in BTC

Under many circumstances, law enforcement officers have a difficult time gathering intel, especially when criminals use the anonymity of cryptocurrency to their advantage. However, when West was nabbed, his laptop was turned on and unlocked, and investigators were able to walk right in. They found his encrypted addresses on the computer, which helped authorities secure their case against him.

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WHOIS Going to Keep the Internet Safe?

An important tool for cybersecurity researchers and law enforcement may be the first victim of Europe’s new privacy law. On April 11, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made an unsurprising announcement signaling jeopardy for the “WHOIS” database, its decades-old …

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