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Should You Participate in a Class Action Against Equifax?

If your personal information is among the 143 million credit files compromised in the Equifax cyberattack, you might be wondering if you have any recourse against the company. As it turns out, yo...

Equifax breach brings renewed attention to information security vulnerabilities

The recent Equifax breach, which compromised the personal data of more than 143 million American consumers, was a frequent topic of conversation during the fourth annual Cyber Security Conference held Tuesday at Johns Hopkins University. It topped conference organizer Anton Dahbura's "Unlucky 13" list of cyber concerns that have come to light in the past two weeks.

Thinking Through the Equifax Security Breach

There's a good chance your personal identifying data has been stolen. Now what do you do?

Report: Discovery of an earlier Equifax hack complicates matters even further

Earlier this month, credit reporting agency Equifax informed the public that its computer systems had been breached, exposing the private data of 143 million Americans. But according to a new report from Bloomberg, it wasn't the first time that Equifax was the victim of a cyber attack in 2017. Show More Summary

Equifax Confirms Another 'Security Incident'

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Equifax is already struggling to retain public trust after it waited at least a month to disclose a cyberattack that potentially impacted the personal information of millions of people.

Your next worry after the Equifax breach: Fake tax returns

Social Security numbers exposed in the Equifax breach could be used for tax-related identity theft.

Massachusetts AG sues Equifax over massive data breach - CNET

First official enforcement action alleges company violated state data protection and privacy laws.

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians' data hacked

The personal information of 100,000 Canadians may have been compromised in a hack of Equifax revealed earlier in the month, the credit data company said Tuesday.

Republicans Protecting The Little Guy, And By Little Guy We Mean ‘Equifax

Oh Republicans, always looking for ways to help the little guy (get fucked).

Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, says it had a separate incident earlier this year. That may mean even more scrutiny as the company deals with the aftermath of a security failure that exposed the information of 143 million Americans. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Attorney General has filed suit against Equifax. Show More Summary

Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers ‘confusing and misleading information’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

 Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people. “People are outraged, and rightfully so,” she said on the Senate floor, attacking Equifax’s decision to delay disclosing...

Equifax lesson: It's time for tougher rules, regulations, fines to combat breaches

Can oversight and stiff punishments spur enterprises to prioritize cybersecurity and secure their data?

Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state. Equifax said on Tuesday that the massive breach of sensitive data might...

Equifax was always dirty, it bills the US government for millions, and was repeatedly hacked

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Before Equifax changed its name in 1976 -- in the midst of a Congressional investigation and a national scandal -- it was the Retail Credit Company, founded in Atlanta in 1899. (more…)

Equifax’s top security exec made some big mistakes. Studying music wasn’t one of them.

6 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

On Friday, Equifax's chief security officer Susan Mauldin stepped down from her post amid widespread criticism that her company didn't do enough to prevent its massive data breach. Internet sleuths dutifully began digging into Mauldin's past — and uncovered what seemed like the perfect fuel for the raging firestorm of public outrage. It turned out that Mauldin, the top […]

Equifax Chief Security Officer Only Has Music Degrees

Brett Arends, CBS MarketWatch: When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company's data security. And then they might also ask himShow More Summary

Here’s what your identity sells for on the dark web

How much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out. SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax Verified...Show More Summary

Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It First Disclosed

``Bloomberg is reporting that Equifax, the credit reporting company that recently reported a cybersecurity incident impacting roughly 143 million U.S. consumers, learned about a breach of its computer systems in March -- almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed. Show More Summary

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