Equifax

What the Tech? Equifax Data Breach

One way to look at the Equifax data breach is if you weren’t affected, your neighbor probably was. Almost half the US population can file a claim to receive part of the $700 million attempt to make things right. Here’s what you need to do to find out if you’re part of the settlement: The stolen information included names, birth…

State Senate Enhances Protections for Consumers with Data Breach Notification Law

 Alabama and South Dakota are the only states in the nation that don’t require companies to report the theft of electronic consumer information. On Thursday morning, the State Senate moved to protect consumers by passing the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act, which will require private companies and state agencies to report data breaches to affected consumers. The measure, sponsored by Senator Arthur…

Equifax Apologizes Again, Lays Out Costs Going Forward

A day after posting sizeable profit declines due to a massive data breach, Equifax says it expects to incur related costs of between $60 million to $75 billion in the current quarter. The Atlanta company reported a 27 percent slump in third-quarter profit, largely due to a hack that exposed the personal information of 145 million Americans. Opening a conference…

Key Equifax Executives Departing after Huge Data Breach

Equifax says its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving the company, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information. The credit data company said Friday that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring from Equifax immediately. Mauldin, a college music major, had come under…

Equifax Victims May Face Another Hassle in Buying an iPhone

Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000. People who did so and want to make any big purchase may find the same. Since Equifax disclosed that 143 million Americans had their…

Equifax Says Data From 143 Million Americans Exposed in Hack

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. It said consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were exposed….