Equifax hack

  • Security researchers find gross deficiencies on Equifax Argentina site

    Security researchers find gross deficiencies on Equifax Argentina site

    As we close in on a week since Equifax announced the massive hack that could potentially have exposed the financial information of 143 million consumers in the U.S., we have been left with many questions. How could a firm entrusted with our most sensitive financial data allow this to happen? Well, security researcher, Brian Krebs (who broke the Target breach story in 2014), reports… Read More

  • No, a chatbot can’t automatically sue Equifax for $25,000

    No, a chatbot can’t automatically sue Equifax for $25,000

    Making the rounds today is a chatbot that claims it will let you sue Equifax for thousands of dollars in small claims court without using a lawyer. The Verge boldly stated you can claim up to $25,000 dollars, and the chatbot says that it’s the “first case of a fully automated lawsuit.” While it would be cool to fill out a form and get a check a few months later, this… Read More

  • Congress demands answers from Equifax

    Congress demands answers from Equifax

    A strongly worded letter from the Democrats of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce questions Equifax on pretty much every aspect of its disastrous breach, from how such an immense security lapse happened in the first place to the company’s apparently non-functional notification site. Read More

  • Equifax says that it will waive credit freeze fees for 30 days

    Equifax says that it will waive credit freeze fees for 30 days

    In response to public outrage over its ongoing bungled response, Equifax stated on Twitter that it will waive credit freeze fees for 30 days. With so much personal data running around out there in the wild, credit freezes are one of the only things that those affected by the Equifax breach can do to protect themselves. Equifax’s existing offer of free credit monitoring for one year is… Read More

  • Equifax shares tumble another 8% after hack

    Equifax shares tumble another 8% after hack

    Credit score giant Equifax announced on Thursday that 143 million accounts were hacked. Since then, the stock has taken a nosedive as investors anticipate more fallout. The company saw shares fall 14% on Friday and then on Monday it fell another 8%, costing the company billions of dollars in market cap. Shares closed Monday at $113.12. This is considered one of the most impactful cyber attacks… Read More

  • Senator says Equifax should offer customers free credit security freezes

    Senator says Equifax should offer customers free credit security freezes

    Equifax’s handling of the massive data breach that affected 143 million people has been ineffective, Senator Brian Schatz wrote today in a letter to Equifax. He says what Equifax has offered customers, a one-year complimentary subscription to credit monitoring, is “inadequate for several reasons.” Read More

  • WTF
    PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

    PSA: no matter what, Equifax may tell you you’ve been impacted by the hack

    Those hoping to find out if their Social Security number and other identifying info was stolen, along with a potential 143 million other American’s data won’t find answers from Equifax. In what is an unconscionable move by the credit report company, the checker site, hosted by Equifax product TrustID, seems to be telling people at random they may have been affected by the data… Read More

  • Equifax stock tumbles 14% after credit score hack

    Equifax stock tumbles 14% after credit score hack

    Credit score business Equifax revealed Thursday that 143 million people were compromised in a cyber attack. Social security numbers and other personally identifying information were accessed. And guess what, the stock market didn’t like it! The company lost about $2 billion in market cap Friday after tumbling nearly 14%.  Apparently, the company has known about the hack since July 29… Read More

  • Crunch Report | So About That Equifax Hack

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  • Equifax says it won’t bar consumers from joining breach-related lawsuits

    Equifax says it won’t bar consumers from joining breach-related lawsuits

    Equifax, which yesterday announced an enormous breach, will not require consumers to forfeit their right to join a class action lawsuit in order to receive credit protection. The company clarified the forced arbitration clause in its terms of service after outcry by consumer advocates, including NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who called the requirement “unacceptable and… Read More