Equifax

  • Changes may be coming soon on how consumers can freeze their credit report

    Congress may soon end the fees credit-reporting companies charge customers to freeze their credit reports to protect themselves from fraud. It’s a consumer safety measure in response to the massive Equifax data breach of 2017, when hackers stole personal information from about 148 millionAmericans. Currently, the cost of placing a freeze on your information...
  • Equifax finds more people impacted by data breach

    Equifax said Thursday that an additional 2.4 million Americans were impacted by last year’s data breach, however these newly disclosed consumers had significantly less personal information stolen. The company says the additional consumers only had their names and a partial driver’s license number stolen by the attackers, unlike the...
  • Uber Acknowledges 2016 Hack Exposed 57 Million People

    The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber’s reputation. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has...
  • Equifax: 4 executives didn’t commit insider trading

    ATLANTA (AP) — Equifax, the credit report company hacked over the summer exposing the personal information of 145 million Americans, said a special committee has determined that none of the four executives who sold shares at the time did anything wrong. The high-level executives sold shares worth a combined...
  • BREAKING: Equifax removes customer service page after new hack

    NEW YORK (AP) – Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its website had been hacked as well. The news comes as Equifax Inc. continues to deal with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier this year which allowed...
  • Breaking News: Equifax CEO retires following massive cyber attack!

    THOMSON REUTERS Sep 26th 2017 9:11AM Sept 26 (Reuters) – U.S. credit reporting firm Equifax Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Richard Smith will retire, a week before he was expected to testify before a Senate Banking Committee in the wake of a massive cyber attack. Equifax disclosed...
  • Equifax gets it wrong again !!!

    Nearly two weeks after Equifax revealed that data from 143 million people had been compromised, it turns out the company has been sending people to the wrong site to check if their data was compromised, The Verge reports. After the breach was revealed on Sept. 7, the company — one of...
  • NY Attorney General asking Experian and TU for details

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at TransUnion and Experian, the Democratic attorney general asked them...
  • Criminal probe of Equifax Executives by DOJ

    The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into three Equifax executives who sold shares totaling nearly $2 million days after the company became aware that it had been hacked, according to a report. The DOJ is looking into whether the executives broke insider trading laws, according to Bloomberg. The...