Experian Glitch Exposing Credit Files Lasted 47 Days
On Dec. 23, 2022, KrebsOnSecurity alerted big-three consumer credit reporting bureau Experian that identity thieves had worked out how to bypass its security and access any consumer's full credit report -- armed with nothing more than a person's name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number. Experian fixed the glitch, but remained silent about the incident for a month. This week, however, Experian acknowledged that the security failure persisted for nearly seven weeks, between Nov. 9, 2022 and Dec. 26, 2022.
Source: Experian Glitch Exposing Credit Files Lasted 47 Days