What caused the Equifax data breach?

That's the first topic of this Consumerist article by Kate Cox. The article explains that Equifax had been given a fix for the computer vulnerability that the led to the hack, and Equifax had it well in advance of the breach. But the fix was not used at least in part because installing the fix was "labor intensive and difficult." Cox's article also explains that the Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the breach.

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