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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

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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

N.Y. regulators issued Equifax with a subpoena, per report

Equifax was issued a subpoena from New York state’s financial service regulators in regards to the massive data breach the company announced last month, Reuters reported today. The regulators wa

Equifax CEO Richard Smith has ‘retired’ following huge data breach

Just over a week after Equifax’s chief security officer and chief information officer “retired,” the bungling company’s CEO has made the same move after a huge data breach im

Exposure of your sensitive data isn’t a bug, it’s a feature

Another day, another breach. Equifax, SEC, Deloitte and the next one is coming soon. Nothing surprising there anymore, not for customers, not for the breached companies. So why does this keep happenin

Crunch Report | Slack Raises $250 Million

Slack raises a pretty big chunk of change from SoftBank, the DOJ is investigating an Equifax stock dump and Google debuts payments app Tez in India. All this on Crunch Report.

Equifax was reportedly hacked almost five months before its first disclosed date

Equifax learned about a major breach in its systems in March, well before it disclosed a massive breach earlier this month that included sensitive information for 143 million consumers, according to

US Justice Department investigating Equifax execs who dumped shares before announcing breach

The U.S. Justice Department is said to be investigating the questionable sale of stock by Equifax executives in advance of the company's public announcement of its massive data breach. The investigati
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