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  1. cageymaru

    Senate Report: Equifax Accused of Failing to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    In a Senate report, Equifax is accused of neglecting its own cybersecurity policies which ultimately led to the 2017 data breach that exposed personally identifiable information (PII) of 145 million Americans . The company's key Senior Managers didn't attend cybersecurity meetings and an audit...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Equifax Slapped With 500k Fine

    The UK branch of Equifax was fined 500,000 pounds by the Information Commissioner's Office for failing to protect the personal info of around 15 million UK customers. If that fine seems rather modest, that's because it is. 500,000 pounds is the largest fine regulators can give under the Data...
  3. DooKey

    Full Scope of Equifax Data Breach Revealed

    Everyone by now knows that Equifax had a data breach that exposed over 140 million consumers personal information to include social security numbers. What most people didn't know was the full scope of the breach and now Equifax has released the information to the Securities and Exchange...
  4. DooKey

    Judge Allows Massachusetts to Sue Equifax

    A judge in Massachusetts has denied a motion to dismiss from Equifax and is going to allow the state to sue them for the massive data breach that exposed personal information from millions of consumers last year. In my opinion this is a good ruling by the judge and this is just the beginning of...
  5. DooKey

    Senate Banking Bill Would Make Credit Freezes Free

    The Senate is taking up a bill with bipartisan support that will require the credit reporting agencies to freeze our credit report for free upon our request. While this doesn't address the root cause of the Equifax leak, it does provide some relief to our wallets when it comes to freezing our...
  6. DooKey

    Equifax Adds 2.4 Million More Consumers to the Compromised List

    Equifax as announced they have identified 2.4M more consumers that are confirmed to have their personal information stolen last year. Supposedly this group has exposed partial driver's license information and names, but not their social security numbers. Talk about the gift that keeps on...
  7. M

    IRS Believes 'Significant' Number of Victims Compromised Before Equifax Hack

    Not to lessen the impact of the recent Equifax hack, the IRS estimates that more than 100 million Americans already had their personal info stolen before the security breach. The IRS commissioner suggests that Americans should already expect their info to be out there and taxpayers should "act...
  8. R

    Equifax Hack Included Nearly 11 Million US Driver's Licenses

    The latest reports from the massive Equifax hack is that the stolen records included 10.9 million driver's licenses from U.S. citizens. While your driver's license isn't exactly personal identification, having that information makes it that much easier to impersonate you. Equifax is also now...
  9. R

    Equifax Ex-CEO Backs Plan To Stop Using Social Security Numbers As ID

    In a report today on The Register, White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce has won the backing of Equifax's ex-CEO for a plan to stop using social security numbers as personal identifiers in the US. Joyce suggested using a "modern cryptographic identifier" - presumably a hash or...
  10. M

    Former Equifax CEO Blames a Single Employee Not Working on Breach

    According to the former CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, his company has 225 employees. During a live stream to a federal subcommittee, Mr. Smith says that due to "human error," the individual solely to blame failed to notify the organization of the patch required to fix its security hole. The...
  11. M

    Equifax Tweeted Link to Phishing Site

    Adding more fuel to the continuous flame of Equifax's security boondoggle, the company retweeted a link to a phishing website instead of its own proper site the company setup for possible victims to check-in. The Verge dug in deeper and found out that this "Tim" fellow was posting tweets a sfar...
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