Might the Equifax Hack Be a Weapon in Waiting?
I’m not trained or specifically educated in cyber security or foreign cyber spying efforts. Recent events escalated my reading, one was a deep dive into hardware firewalls and the capabilities therein and an interest in illustrating how a couple simple regulations might help.
I think the Equifax data is a weapon. That hack to me anyway has the hallmarks of a nation state act rather than a mere ransom scheme for mega dollars.
Imagine if you will if computers at banks were suddenly faced with an onslaught of new false identities with all the right data? Mothers maiden names etc? Say a few tens of millions of us each seemingly open accounts x 4 identities, all fictional cyber robots with your data?
If Russia or North Korea has that data I suspect they could disrupt our daily affairs deeply without firing a single bullet or missile. A credit account seeking Stuxnet.
OTOH this place is full of bright tech people. Am I f.o.s. here?