So the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has fined Equifax half a million pounds for not keeping the information secure for its British customers.
The affected machines were both UK and US based. Originally it was thought that it was around 400, 000 Britons that had their data compromised, like that’s an insignificant number, however it was nearer 700,00. In total 146 million peoples data was compromised.
Around 15 million had their names and DOB exposed as well.
The ICO had found that in the US the Department of Homeland Security and warned them about a vulnerability they had back in 2017 but this was not resolved.
The £500,000 is the maximum fine that is allowed to be handed down, is this enough?
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