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The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fordham University will host a complimentary ICCS Special Event FBI Case History, Crisis, Collaboration, and China: The 2017 Cyber Attack on Equifax, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 2 p.m. (EDT) as part of the virtual ICCS Speaker Series.

Crisis, Collaboration, and China: The 2017 Cyber Attack on Equifax

For 76-days, a cyber unit in China went undetected, slowly extracting data from multiple databases of Equifax. As a result of the incident, the personal information of at least 145 million individuals was exposed—an event that stands today as one of the most consequential cyber attacks in history. Jamil Farshchi (chief information security officer of Equifax) and Chad Hunt (supervisory special agent, FBI Atlanta Field Office), will discuss the anatomy of the attack on Equifax and how their collaboration contributed to the indictment of four members of the Chinese military.

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ICCS is the premier global cybersecurity event attracting leading speakers from the government, the private sector, and academia. It is an unparalleled opportunity for global leaders in cyber threat analysis, operations, research, and law enforcement to coordinate and share their efforts to create a more secure world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person ICCS event will remain on hold until it is deemed safe and lawful for us to host large gatherings. In the meantime, we invite you to connect with us through this virtual ICCS Speaker Series.