Inside Equifax's massive breach | Free Cyber Work Applied series

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Equifax was one of the most impactful data breaches of the past few years, affecting nearly half the U.S. population. Infosec Principal Security Researcher Keatron Evans walks through how the attack happened in this episode of Cyber Work Applied. New episodes of Cyber Work Applied are published every other week.

0:00 Intro
0:19 What was the Equifax vulnerability?
1:06 Scanning target using Nmap
2:22 How to find vulnerabilities to exploit
3:28 Using an exploit via Kali Linux
4:19 Gaining access to the system
4:58 How Equifax was compromised

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  1. Kenan Y says:

    Awesome video!

  2. Austin says:

    You should do a video like this on the Colonial Pipeline incident

  3. Ernesto Acompa says:

    No matter how big or small, a vulnerability is a vulnerability.

  4. Simple Tech Solutions KE says:


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