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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach

Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 bec

Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax

Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documen

A year later, Equifax lost your data but faced little fallout

A lot can change in a year. Not when you’re Equifax. The credit rating giant, one of the largest in the world, was trusted with some of the most sensitive data used by banks and financiers to de

Sonatype raises $80 million to build out Nexus platform

Sonatype, a cybersecurity-focused open-source company, has raised $80 million from investment firm TPG. The company said the financing will help extend its Nexus platform, which it touts as an enterpr

Balbix raises $20M for a predictive approach to enterprise cybersecurity

Security breaches are a disaster for corporate companies, but good news if you’re someone who offers preventative solutions. In 2018, wide-ranging attacks on the likes of Equifax, Sony Pictures

MyHeritage breach exposes 92M emails and hashed passwords

The genetic analysis and family tree website MyHeritage was breached last year by unknown actors, who exfiltrated the emails and hashed passwords of all 92 million registered users of the site. No cre

Equifax filing reveals hack was somehow even worse than previous estimates

The 2017 hack of Equifax, already among the largest ever recorded, just got bigger. Well, they're admitting that it was bigger than they had previously, which amounts to the same thing. Documents file

Equifax taps former GE exec Mark Begor as its new CEO

It’s been seven months since a major data breach sent shares of Equifax tumbling, and the company is still pulling itself together. On Wednesday, the credit bureau announced it was appointing fo

Equifax exec charged with insider trading, selling shares ahead of hack news

Former Equifax exec Jun Ying has been charged with insider trading, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ying is accused of knowing that Equifax had been hacked and selling company sh

Equifax launches its credit locking app and extends free credit freezes through June

Today was supposed to be the deadline for Equifax's free credit freeze offering, but the company has decided to extend the service to consumers for another five months. Now, Equifax customers can requ

The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market

Ofer Schreiber Contributor Ofer Schreiber is a partner at YL Ventures. More posts by this contributor The state of Israel’s cybersecurity market The drone race is off and running, with Israel in

Uber data breach includes UK users — but it’s still not clear how many

The UK's digital minister has said the October 2016 data breach that Uber disclosed this week does affect UK users -- though it's still unclear how many are impacted at this stage.

Senators push to ditch Social Security numbers in light of Equifax hack

Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Pri

Congress votes to disallow consumers from suing Equifax and other companies with arbitration agreements

The Senate voted late Tuesday night to strike a federal rule that would have allowed consumers affected by the Equifax hack to sue the company. Without it, the millions affected by the historic securi

Equifax hack being probed by UK’s financial watchdog

The fallout from the massive Equifax hack, publicly disclosed last month, continues: Today the UK's financial watchdog said it also wants to get to the bottom of what happened.   

Equifax products also leaked thousands of salary histories

Equifax is still leaking like a sieve. Security researcher Brian Krebs has outlined a vulnerability in Equifax’s The Work Number product, a system used by credit companies to confirm your salary

Equifax hack included nearly 11 million US driver’s licenses

The latest news from the enormous Equifax hack is that the stolen records included 10.9 million driver's licenses from U.S. citizens, according to the Wall Street Journal's sources. This isn't much of

Chatting corporate greed with Mr. Monopoly, hero of the Equifax Senate hearing 🎩💸

In a particularly dark week for America, one ray of hope shone bright, its monocle glinting bravely in the harsh media flash. Enter Rich Uncle Pennybags, the board game fat cat better known as the Mon

Former Equifax CEO says breach boiled down to one person not doing their job

In a continued effort to pass on any responsibility for the largest data breach in American history, Equifax’s recently departed CEO is blaming it all on a single person who failed to deploy a p

San Francisco sues Equifax on behalf of 15 million Californians affected by the breach

Equifax is not only in deep for a class-action lawsuit over a breach exposing 143 million U.S. citizen's Social Security numbers and a subpoena in New York, it's now being sued by the city of San Fran
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