Social Security numbers exposed in the Equifax breach could be used for tax-related identity theft.
Mizuho Securities LLC’s James Lee today reiterates a Buy rating on shares of Facebook (FB), and a $230 price target, writing that the company could find an opportunity to bring the social network, at least in an abridged form, to China starting this November, as Chinese president Xi Jinping starts his second five-year term. Lee describes a recent trip […]
For hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who went out to purchase their own health insurance or are insured through an employer, the prospect of losing their social security number and permission to work legally also means the prospect...Show More Summary
When Equifax first disclosed the shocking news on September 7 that its servers and some 143 million private account had been hacked, leaking everything from names, to addresses, to social security numbers, it stated in its press release...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143...Show More Summary
How bad is the Equifax data breach? Where 143 MILLION consumers potentially had their Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and birthdates revealed? The post Hurricane Equifax II: Even Wells Fargo Says To Consider A Credit Freeze was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
More than 1 million Americans are awaiting a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait of nearly two years — longer … Click to Continue »
How to kill Social Security in 2 easy steps Here’s Kevin Drum advocating for step 1: the best way to address retirement security is to continue reforming 401(k) plans and to expand Social Security—but only for low-income workers. Middle-class workers are generally doing reasonably well, and certainly as well as they did in the past. We don’t […]
Democratic senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are pushing bills after credit reporting company Equifax announced 143 million Americans had their information exposed— including Social Security numbers, birthdates and … Click to Continue »
Millions of Americans who trusted Equifax with sensitive personal and financial data, including social security numbers and credit-card information, are now nervously wondering whether they will be among the unlucky minority of affected...Show More Summary
Was this the message of the title of the latest from Dean Baker: The economies of a single system can be viewed as analogous to the Social Security system, which has administrative costs that are less than 1/20th as much as privatized systems in places like Chile and the United Kingdom. Show More Summary
Just say 'no', some of the time.
Because the Equifax credit reports contained so much personal information, including Social Security numbers and financial account information, fraudsters could use the report for reasons including new account fraud, medical identity...Show More Summary
The open-source community may be headed toward a major turning point, thanks to a security breach of epic scale. When news broke this month that the personal credit records, including names, birthdates, Social Security Numbers and home addresses of 143 million people had been breached at the credit rating bureau Equifax Inc., there was outrage. Show More Summary
The hack of credit reporting agency Equifax revealed last week may have compromised the personal information including the social security numbers and addresses of as many as 143 million people. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), the financial industry’s main foe in Congress, announced on Friday that she will introduce a bill to prevent this from happening again—and to […]
The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients has been breached. DHS said Friday that the information includes Social Security numbers … Click to Continue »
Earlier this year, the personal data of 143 million Americans was compromised by a software breach of credit agency Equifax. With many scrambling to set up fraud alerts and freeze their credit, Your Money editor Lauren Lyons Cole explains why you shouldn't freak out about the Equifax breach and what you can do to protect your credit information. Show More Summary
It's not just your bank account or credit cards you may have to worry about.