Most U.S. companies are just as negligent as Equifax

 

Source: David Lazarus - L.A. Times ( Paid Registration )

All Americans should be alarmed that the Chinese government allegedly was behind the 2017 hack of credit bureau Equifax, resulting in the confidential personal information of about 145 million consumers being stolen.

But it’s worse than that.

Equifax basically left all our data out on the lawn for anyone to walk off with — the upshot of failing to encrypt the databases that store some of the most sensitive details of our lives.

And Equifax is by no means alone in such negligence. Most large U.S. companies similarly do not encrypt the data they take from customers.

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