The Year 2017 was the year of globally impacting attacks like WannaCry and Petya and high profile data breaches like Equifax , Uber , Yahoo where millions of user accounts were stolen by the attackers.
Equifax, one of the three largest credit agencies in the U.S., suffered a breach that may affect 143 million consumers. Hackers were able to access personal data of 143 million Equifax customers—including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers. This is one of the worst breaches ever. With help from Mandiant a professional cybersecurity firm, Equifax was able to determine a series of breaches had occurred from May 13 through July 30 hackers were able to exploit a weak point in website software. Continue reading “Application Security Best Practices Framework”