Sigh! Yet another major security breach

Whatever companies claim are steps taken to ensure the security and integrity of their computer systems or cloud facilities, it is abundantly clear that that is far from the case.Today comes news - usually kept under the radar unless revealed by "people", like Krebs, who monitor these sort of things - that Equifax, has had a significant breach of its security system."Equifax, one of the “big-three” U.S. credit bureaus, said today that a data breach at the company may have affected 143 million Americans, jeopardizing consumer Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers."In a press release today, Equifax [NYSE:EFX] said it discovered the “unauthorized access” on July 29, after which it hired an outside forensics firm to investigate. Equifax said the investigation is still ongoing, but that the breach also jeopardized credit card numbers for roughly 209,000 U.S. consumers and “certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.”

 In addition, the company said it identified unauthorized access to “limited personal information for certain UK and Canadian residents,” and that it would work with regulators in those countries to determine next steps."
The fact that government instrumentalities and major corporations are vulnerable to being hacked, is no better shown that this report here:
"A closely watched group of hackers that U.S. officials believe is linked to Russia has upped its activity against energy providers in the U.S., Turkey and Switzerland. The group has likely developed the expertise to shut down systems, security company Symantec warned Wednesday.The group, which Symantec calls Dragonfly, has been identified by the U.S. government as linked to Russian intelligence services, according to a December 2016 advisory from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security."Using LifeBank or LifeBank for Health may provide more than a degree of security in keeping prying eyes away from your personal / private information just that - secure and private!