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1Password has a new feature that alerts you if a password is stolen

If you’re online then you know nobody is safe. We’ve witnessed some colossal hacks in recent years, whether we’re talking about Target, Yahoo, Equifax, Yahoo, or Yahoo, to name just a few of the more prominent ones. Hackers usually steal...Show More Summary

US House Democrats Join Everyone Else In Letting Equifax Off Easy For Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax's negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty damn inadequate. More »      

5 Steps to Take in the Wake of a Data Security Breach

Equifax, Target and Yahoo each suffered a massive data security breach that made their customers vulnerable. While you may think you are safe because your customer data isn’t nearly as interesting as these giant corporations, nothing could be farther from the truth. Show More Summary

These Entrepreneurs Are Taking Back Your Credit Score From The Big Credit Bureaus

Why should one entity you’ve never done business with decide whether you can open a bank account or rent a house? New startups are trying to find better ways to determine credit-worthiness. The nightmare of last summer’s Equifax data breach is resurfacing. Show More Summary

NY lays down law on cybersecurity, but complying won't be easy

Over a period of days this month, “Olympic Destroyer” malware crippled internet networks at the Winter Olympics, Equifax revealed the hack of 145.5 million Americans’ data was far... To view the full story, click the title link.

What FTC Nominees Are Saying About the Equifax Data Breach

"I don't want to prejudge any existing matter except to say in any major issue involving data breaches, I would expect the commission to be all over it, providing the necessary resources and just being very vigorous," former Paul Weiss partner Joe Simons, the FTC chair nominee, said at his confirmation hearing.       

More Info Leaked from Equifax Hack than Originally Reported

So many people were devastated to learn of the Equifax hack last year. We discovered that when the credit rating agency was breached, the names, account information, social security numbers, birth dates, and driver’s license numbers were stolen. Show More Summary

Driver's license, credit card numbers: The Equifax hack is way worse than consumers knew

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' information than the company first disclosed last year.

Equifax Hires New Chief Information Security Officer

Equifax said it has hired a new chief information security officer to help with the company’s overhaul of its security in the wake of its massive breach last year.

Equifax hires Home Depot's CISO to lead security turnaround

Jamil Farshchi has been named as the new chief information security officer of Equifax.

Driver's license, credit card numbers: The Equifax hack is way worse than consumers knew

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A forensic investigation found criminals accessed other information from company records.        

Equifax Accused Of Underplaying 2017's Biggest Breach

The United States Senate has been looking into last year’s breach at credit rating agency Equifax. They’ve sent a letter to Equifax’s interim CEO, Paulino de Rego Barros Jr, saying the company provided the Congress with misleading, incomplete or contradictory information. Show More Summary

Equifax Data Breach Was Bigger Than Previously Reported

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Equifax hackers reportedly accessed more personal information than previously disclosed, but the additional breach may not have put consumers at more risk than they already are, a cybersecurity e...

Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

A forensic investigation found criminals accessed other information from company records.        

Equifax says more private data was stolen in 2017 breach than first revealed

The credit rating agency said it didn't originally announce "potential" data points, like tax identification numbers, that "may have been accessed" by hackers.

Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

Equifax data breach? exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers

Elizabeth Warren Warns WH May Be Letting Equifax Off The Hook For Data Breach

One of the dangers of the Trump presidency is that he is so awful and so addicted to the spotlight that he regularly sucks all the oxygen out of the news cycles and stories that deserve far more scrutiny get passed by. Such is the case of the Equifax data breach. Show More Summary

Equifax hack was more extensive than first announced, documents show

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit-reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data...

Leaked Equifax documents provided to US Senate reveal that they dumped all our drivers' licenses, too, but Equifax says it's OK, so...

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A leaked set of disclosures made by Equifax to the US Senate have revealed that the breach of 145.5 million Americans' sensitive financial data was even worse than suspected to date: in addition to data like full legal names, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, and home addresses, it appears that Equifax also breached drivers' license numbers and issue-dates. (more…)

Equifax breach may have been worse than everyone thought

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a 15-page report about Equifax's 2017 data breach that includes claims about the company's cybersecurity, the removal of 145 million consumers' personally identifiable information (PII), and "hardball tactics" Equifax used to delay rival Experian from obtaining an IRS contract...

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