Security brief: The breach of all breaches – the Equifax dilemma

Security brief: The breach of all breaches – the Equifax dilemma

Half the population of America, over 143 million people may have had their Social Security numbers and other data stolen, in the massive data breach at Equifax, the credit bureau. The breach that took place in May 2017 is considered the biggest so far.

www.equifax.com (website is currently not available), is the Uganda’s equivalent of three entities – National Information Registration Authority (NIRA), National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB). These entities hold a lot of data about Ugandans. The NIRA contains the NIN which identifies all registered Ugandans by their birth, sex, place of residence, village of […] Read more