• 730,000 West Virginians affected by data breach

    8 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's attorney general says more than 730,000 consumers in the state could be affected by the data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax.
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  • Equifax faces lawsuits after hack, stock tumbles

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Equifax, a major consumer credit score provider, is facing lawsuits and criticism after it disclosed a massive data breach that could impact millions. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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  • Equifax shares slump after massive data breach

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Equifax's shares tumbled after the provider of consumer credit scores revealed that hackers may have stolen personal data of 143 million Americans. Fred Katayama reports.
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  • Equifax Data Breach Exposes 143 Million

    Equifax Data Breach Exposes 143 Million

    8 monthes ago - By Business 2 Community

    What happened?
    On Sept. 7, Equifax confirmed they had suffered a major data breach, in which criminals accessed consumer files and personal information of around 143 million Americans. The Equifax data breach was executed through a “website application vulnerability.”
    Scope of Breach
    When the Equifax data breach was initially discovered on July 29, the company responded by hiring an independent security firm to promptly begin investigating. Names, Social Security numbers, birthdates and addresses were among the exposed information. Some driver's licenses were also compromised.
    The...
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  • The Equifax hack isn't the biggest security breach of all time, but it could be one of the worst in history for Americans

    The Equifax hack isn't the biggest security breach of all time, but it could be one of the worst in history for Americans

    8 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The latest Equifax hack might not be the biggest hack in recent memory, but it could be one of the worst in substance.
    That's because the Equifax hack contains arguably the most sensitive data about individuals - about 143 million of them - including social security numbers, full names, addresses, birth dates, and even drivers licenses and credit card numbers for some.
    This information is the kind that several businesses like financial companies, insurance companies, and other security-sensitive businesses use to identify a customer accessing their accounts from online, by phone, or even...
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  • Equifax Data Breach: Stock Price Falls as Criticism Mounts

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Equifax faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with customers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach.
    Lawmakers and regulators also joined the chorus, scrutinizing the company's follow-up as it encouraged potentially affected customers to sign up for free credit monitoring services, and Equifax shares tumbled as much as 18 percent.
    The hack, among the largest ever recorded, was especially alarming due to the richness of the information exposed, which...
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  • Were you affected by the Equifax data breach? One click could cost you your rights in court

    8 monthes ago - By CNBC

    Equifax requires disputes with it to be settled in arbitration, unless consumers opt out, assuming they know they can
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  • Equifax Data Breach: What to Do If You've Been Hacked

    Equifax Data Breach: What to Do If You've Been Hacked

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Consumers are facing a nightmare scenario following a massive hacking of credit bureau Equifax. The incident, which the company disclosed on Thursday, involved thieves making off with highly sensitive personal information including Social Security and credit card numbers of at least 143 million people.
    The breach is especially dangerous because the stolen data will give crooks opportunities to conduct fraud and identity theft. And as the hacking took place several months ago, the information is likely for sale already through online criminal forums.
    Here's how to tell if you're...
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