On July 29 the credit reporting agency Equifax discovered that someone had accessed enormous amounts of the information that it held. This Thursday—more than a month later—Equifax released a statement announcing the breach and the company’s planned response.
As is so often the case with such statements, this is a shambolic text, evincing collective and perhaps contentious authorship: Note, for example, the erratic spacing after periods, sometimes one, sometimes two.
The credit score provider Equifax announced Thursday that the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. customers were accessed by hackers between May and July. Hackers reportedly gained access to the names, Social Securit...
Shares of Equifax fell about 13 percent Friday, as the FBI is investigating how the credit rating agency could have allowed so much personal data to be hacked. Chip Reid reports.
Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting companies, said this week that a major data breach exposed Social Security numbers and other important information of millions of people. The … Click to Continue »
Identity thieves got access to personal information on 143 million Americans by hacking into credit reporting bureau Equifax's data base in late July. If you have credit, you're screwed. Thanks Equifax. Equifax is one of three major...