Identity thieves crack major Experian security flaw, access customer credit reports


The website of consumer credit reporting giant Experian carried a major privacy vulnerability that allowed hackers to obtain customer credit reports, and all it took was a little identity data (opens in new tab), and a little tweak to the address displayed in the URL bar, experts have revealed.

Cybersecurity researcher Jenya Kushnir discovered the flaw on Telegram, after observing hackers selling stolen reports, and worked with KrebsOnSecurity (opens in new tab) to investigate it further.

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