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Do credit monitoring and ID protection services do much for breach victims?

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

"We need to rethink how consumer data is stewarded," one customer advocate said.

No hacking needed: Someone duped Experian into handing over data in breach affecting 24 million South Africans

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

For fraudsters looking to swindle big corporations, sometimes it’s just a matter of asking.

Equifax expected to settle breach investigations for $700 million

by Jeff Stone • 2 years ago

As part of the settlement, Equifax also must spent $1 billion to improve its digital systems.

Equifax fined maximum penalty under 1998 UK data protection law

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

The fine amounts to $664,000.

Congress told 'the market can't fix' poor cybersecurity at credit companies

by Shaun Waterman • 4 years ago

"Consumers are getting taken to the woodshed, companies are making billions of dollars off our data and we've had it," said GOP Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Equifax: Hackers got personal data on Brits, too

by Shaun Waterman • 4 years ago

Hackers who stole Social Security numbers and other poorly secured personal data for 143 million Americans from Equifax got away with the personal information of nearly 700,000 British citizens as well.

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