Inside the Government's Open Source Software Conundrum

NextGov: On July 29, 2017, the IT security team at Equifax noticed some unusual activity on one of the credit bureau’s public websites. The team blocked the suspicious traffic, but the next day, it came back.

The company started formally investigating the situation a few days later, but at that point it was too late. Hackers had already made off with sensitive data on millions of people, including the names, birthdays and Social Security numbers of nearly half the U.S. population.

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