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Equifax Is Trying To Make Money Off Its Massive Security Failure

The fine print in its "free" service for hack victims indicates they'll have to pay later and they can never sue.
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Equifax Is Trying To Make Money Off Its Massive Security Failure

Academics / General Science : This Could Be Big

WASHINGTON ? The credit monitoring company that let criminals steal personal information pertaining to nearly half the U.S. population is offering free credit monitoring to those affected ? but there’s a catch.

How Equifax Worked To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches

News : The Raw Story

If you want to know if you were one of the 143 million people whose data was breached in a hack of Equifax’s data, the company has a website you can use to find out — but there appears to be a catch: To check, you have to agree to g...

Equifax lobbied to take away breach victims' right to sue

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

Before Equifax doxed 143 million Americans (but after it had suffered repeated smaller breaches that should have alerted the company to deficiencies in its security), it directed its lobbying body, the Consumer Data Industry Associa...

Equifax Clarifies Policy After Outcry Over Consumers’ Legal Rights

News : Huffington Post

When the company offered victims of the hack a free service, many pointed out a problematic clause in its terms of use.

Equifax Clarifies Policy After Outcry Over Consumers' Legal Rights Following Hack

Humor / odd : The Sideshow

Equifax issued a statement Friday saying that victims of a recent massive security breach won’t have to waive their right to file a class action lawsuit against the company, after people noticed language buried in Equifax’s terms of...


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