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Equifax Agrees to Pay Data Breach Victims Up to £16,000 for Their Troubles

Nearly two years after the catastrophic Equifax data breach of 2017 was announced, it looks like the company is readying to cough up damages to the millions of people whose personal information was exposed in the breach - or at least to those in the US. Read More >>

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Equifax Is Finally Getting Kicked in the Money Bags Due to Its Disastrous 2017 Hack

Two years ago exactly, someone began hacking Equifax. Today, it’s starting to feel some pain. Read More >>

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Report: Stolen Equifax Data Hasn’t Been Sold Online, Raising More Questions Than Answers

In 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, exposing extensive personal information on nearly 150 million customers (and in countless thousands of additional cases, credit-card numbers and scans of driver’s licenses, social security cards, and other identity documents). Congressional investigators later found the incident was the result of massive incompetence on Equifax’s part, but who exactly penetrated the company’s systems for months remains a mystery. Read More >>

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Equifax Breach Was Just as Infuriating and Dumb as You Thought, New US Government Report Finds

Members of the US House of Representatives spent 14 months investigating the 2017 Equifax breach only to reach the same conclusions that virtually everyone else with a brain did in the immediate aftermath of the company’s disclosure. The breach was “entirely preventable,” lawmakers found, and the credit reporting agency’s shit management did absolutely nothing to shield consumers from this mess. Read More >>

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Former Equifax Manager Gets Home Confinement for Insider Trading Amid Data Breach

A former Equifax manager who tried to profit off the company’s horrendous 2017 data breach with a little insider trading will spend eight months on home confinement, forfeit his ill-gotten gains, and pay an additional $50,000 (£38,365) in fines. Read More >>

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US Librarian Wins $600 in Symbolic Lawsuit Against Equifax

If your personal data gets hacked, then why not file a lawsuit? That’s what Jessamyn West, a librarian in the US state of Vermont, did by successfully suing Equifax over its 2017 hack, which exposed the personal data of over 140 million Americans and nearly 700,000 Britons. Read More >>

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Oh Good, a Former Lawyer for Facebook and Equifax is Now in Charge of Investigating Them

Here’s some good news for massive corporations that have violated the public trust by exposing the personal data of millions of American consumers, as if they needed it: the government’s new chief watchdog is one of their own. Andrew Smith, a lawyer who has represented dozens of firms including Facebook and Equifax, will serve as the head of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection unit. Read More >>

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Equifax Now Says Over 56,000 Driver’s Licences, Passports, and Other IDs Were Stolen, Too

Credit-reporting agency Equifax has revealed new details this week about the personal data of customers exposed in last year’s data breach. Read More >>

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Equifax Board Members Keep Their Jobs Despite Data Breach Blunders

After a calamitous data breach exposing the personal information of more than 145 million U.S. citizens and over 700k UK residents, Equifax shareholders this week voted to re-elect all of the company’s board members following its first annual shareholder meeting since the incident. Read More >>

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Report: Equifax Lost Even More Information on Consumers Than It Told the Public

Confidential documents filed with the US Senate Banking Committee suggest that Equifax could have lost considerably more personal information about over 145 million Americans to hackers than it’s publicly let on, CNN Money reported. Read More >>

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The Great Data Breach Disasters of 2017

A week hardly passed this year without a major data breach to remind us of how precarious the state of security was throughout 2017. And while I’d love to report otherwise, you’d be hard pressed right now to find anyone in the know who thinks things are looking up. Read More >>

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Equifax Seized 138 Scammy Lookalike Domains Instead of Just Changing Its Dumb ‘Security’ Site

Late last month, Equifax secured control over 138 domains mimicking a website that the company launched in September in the wake of its massive data breach. Read More >>

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Equifax and Yahoo Complain They Are Helpless Against State-Sponsored Hacks

Former and current Equifax and Yahoo executives appeared on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify about the major consumer data breaches that occurred under their watch. An executive at Verizon, which acquired Yahoo this summer, was also called as a witness. Read More >>

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Equifax Investigation Clears Execs Who Dumped Stock Before Hack Announcement

Equifax discovered on July 29th that it had been hacked, losing the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 143 million Americans and affecting around 700k UK customers. Then, just a few days later, several of its executives sold stock worth a total of nearly £1.4 million. When the hack was publicly announced in September, Equifax’s stock promptly tanked, which made the trades look very, very sketchy. Read More >>

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Report: Equifax Warned of Vulnerability Six Months Before Attack, Took No Action

It didn’t seem possible, but Equifax may have screwed up even worse than previously thought. Read More >>