Security researchers have found gross deficiencies on the Equifax Argentina site, including using "admin" as both the username and password for an employee web portal designed to let employees in the country manage credit report disputes from consumers, cyber-crime blogger Brian Krebs wrote on his website.
The credit report provider last week announced it suffered one of the biggest data breaches in history sometime between mid-May and the end of July, exposing the information of an estimated 143 million people in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Hackers were able to acquire names, social security numbers, birth dates, home address, and some drivers' license information.
Equifax shut down the site in Argentina after it was contacted by Krebs, telling the BBC it had no evidence "that any consumers or customers have been negatively affected, and we will continue to test and improve all security measures in the region."
Krebs said a web application named "Ayuda," or Spanish for "help," was weakly guarded. U.S. cyber-security firm Hold Security made the discovery.
The Equifax breach has generated intense scrutiny of the company and could spark more regulations to protect Americans' personal data, the White House said Monday.
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