Given that Equifax is unlikely to face any meaningful punishment over this ... why? Until the laws change to deincentivize this type of behavior, market forces have decided that a good face is the best choice for a company's profit margins. Corporations will always game for maximum profits, so it's up to us to set the parameters so that they work in a way that is healthy for society.
This would send a message that companies need to protect sensitive data or face severe consequences.
Maybe I was inexperienced, but I kind of learned that you don't stick with the default passwords for everything pretty early on.
Using this list they were able to uncover the workers' company usernames and passwords, which turned out to be matching words in each instance."
Unreal. So it wasn't just one admin, it was everyone.