The ft of 145 million customer data at DerWirtschaftsauskunftei Equifax goes back to human error, according to former head of company. As CEO resigned RichardSmith at a hearing at US Congress, underlying vulnerability was not forwarded by a single employee to relevant departments. The weakness was refore not closed. According to Angabenvon Smith, re was also a software that overlooked Frühjahrdie vulnerability when checking system.
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