Equifax

  • 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...
  • The Justice Department has reportedly opened an insider trading investigation at Equifax

    Equifax officials are reportedly being investigated by the Justice Department after selling stock before the company revealed a data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of Americans. Bloomberg’s Tom Schoenberg and Anders Melin reported that the US Justice Department is investigating whether top company officials violated insider...
  • EQUIFAX BREACH: Consumer Adviser and Money Expert @ClarkHoward answers YOUR questions today! See Video!

    TODAY 10 a.m. – In a #FacebookLIVE Q&A Clark answers your questions about the #Equifax breach and what you should do now! pic.twitter.com/p4aYaVIbab — Clark Howard (@ClarkHoward) September 18, 2017 It’s a story that has worried millions: What exactly is the Equifax data breach? How am I impacted? What...
  • Three scams to be aware of due to Equifax credit breach

    Consumers need to be doubly vigilant following the massive Equifax (EFX) data breach, experts warn. Even if you were wise enough to put an immediate fraud alert or credit freeze on your credit files, con artists are likely to go into hyperdrive finding new ways to take advantage of the...
  • Elizabeth Warren launches an investigation into the Equifax hack

    (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, will introduce a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free. Warren, who has built a reputation as a...
  • Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days after consumer outcry! Find Out How You Can Sue Them!

    Equifax says it will now waive all of its fees for customers who want to freeze their credit files with the company, reports The New York Times, but it will only do so until November 21. Equifax will also refund fees to those who have paid since September 7...
  • Equifax Data Breach Could Affect 143 Million Americans

    Data breaches are becoming so common that Americans tend to ignore them. Yahoo alone has suffered data breaches exposing at least 1 billion accounts over the past few years – a staggering number given the Earth’s total population of around 7.5 billion people. This time, the credit bureau Equifax...
  • Equifax cyberattack has trigged class action lawsuit

    Credit-reporting giant Equifax was hit with a class-action lawsuit within hours after disclosing that a cyberattack had potentially compromised personal information for 143 million U.S. consumers. Filed in Oregon federal court late Thursday, the civil action accuses the Georgia-based company of failing to maintain adequate electronic security safeguards as part...