How the Massive Equifax Data Breach Happened

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There was a massive data breach in the United States, and chances are you're probably affected by it. While Hank can't undo what was done, he can give you some insight into how it all went down. To support SciShow and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishow/ We're conducting a survey of our viewers! If you have time, please give us feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: D.A. Noe, Nicholas Smith, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, Tim Curwick, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/09/14/equifax-identity-theft-hackers-apache-struts/665100001/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/massive-equifax-breach-caused-by-failure-to-patch-two-month-old-bug/ https://www.wired.com/story/equifax-breach-no-excuse/ https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/media-alert-the-apache-software https://qz.com/1073221/the-hackers-who-broke-into-equifax-exploited-a-nine-year-old-security-flaw/ https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/how-did-equifax-hack-even-happen-n801331 https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/03/14/how-a-serious-apache-vulnerability-struts-its-stuff/ https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/uoo-ac091417.php http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1862/20171348

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