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Equifax Hack Exposes Regulatory Gaps, Leaving Consumers Vulnerable

Despite the wealth of sensitive information in their databases, credit bureaus don’t face the same kind of scrutiny and oversight that banks do.
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Equifax customers should request a credit freeze from all three major credit bureaus to ensure hackers behind a massive data breach can’t exploit their stolen information, a leading consumer advocate group said Friday. The National ...

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