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Equifax screwed up yet again, and it's scrambling to fix this latest mess

Equifax can't seem to get anything right. After exposing the personal information of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, the credit reporting agency is under fire yet again for the way it attempted to secure the credit reports of those affected. It turns out that process, too, was vulnerable to cybercriminals.  Now, the company is scrambling to fix what can only be called a bungled response to the data breach.
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