Equifax Breach Exposed Credit Data of 143 Million U.S. Consumers

By Yashaswini Swamynathan | September 8, 2017

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm
    Dave says:
    • September 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm
      Counterpoint says:
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      The fact that they registered a website for this rather than hosting it through their own website is really sketchy. I know they put out a new release saying it was legitimate but it really doesn’t inspire confidence.

      Also, to all affected by the breach, be sure and know that agreeing to their terms surrenders your right to join in a class action later!

      • September 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm
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        There website states that the class action waiver only applies to monitoring and products, not this particular incident.

        Q: “Do the TrustedID Terms of Use limit my options related to the cyber security incident?

        A: The arbitration clause and class action wavier included in the TrustedID Premier Terms of Use applies to the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection products, and not the cybersecurity incident.”

    • September 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      No wonder people are reluctant to give their Social’s out to agents to try to write insurance. They keep seeing these hacks. Perhaps credit scoring should be discontinued and do it the old fashioned way.

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    Nancy says:
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    Having a little bit of difficulty in believing that the executives weren’t aware of the breach. If they did know, they are crooks and should be prosecuted. If they didn’t know, they should be fired for not knowing what the heck is going on in their own company.

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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    is this “U.S. website application” Credit Karma?

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    Things that make you go hmmmm says:
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    Hmmm, “John Gamble and a president of a unit, sold Equifax shares or exercised options to dispose of stock worth about $17.8 million,” Sounds like something else was breached besides personal information of others. Hope the SEC gets involved.

  • September 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    BRIAN says:
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    don’t think those executives who sold off their stock were UNAWARE of what happened with the hack. they sold high and will come back and buy low or get options again while it’s low and it will come back. they should be investigated too – maybe they orchestrated the hack!

    • September 8, 2017 at 3:21 pm
      Boonedoggle says:
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      Insider trading? At least those guys won’t need a high credit score while they are in prison.

  • September 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm
    perplexed says:
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    Discovered in July and just now making it public?

    • September 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm
      Agent says:
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      Perplexed, something smells very fishy on this.

  • September 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    Boonedoggle says:
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    Have other credit rating agencies such as Dun and Bradstreet changed the credit rating of Equifax?

  • September 11, 2017 at 9:21 am
    Sherriff Joe Bearpaio says:
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    It’s time for the Sheriff to throw the book at these irresponsible agencies. But, to which political party have the executives contributed the most money? Prosecution won’t occur if they’ve bribed the right party. Watch for fines and more fines… in lieu of taking a lawsuit to its proper conclusion. Payola for the pols who’ll look the other way.

    • September 11, 2017 at 10:21 am
      Agent says:
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      Sherriff, wonder why the hackers are always one step ahead? They are better geeks than company geeks and the damage is done time after time.

      • September 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm
        Natasha says:
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        Spies.

    • September 14, 2017 at 11:56 am
      Doug Fisher says:
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      Campaign finance records are public information.

      The Equifax Political Action Committee unsurprisingly has its hands in lots of pockets. Looks biased towards Republican candidates, but there are donations to major players on both sides that ensures that they always have a friend when they need one.

      Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Shelley Capito, Mitch McConnell, Joe Lieberman, etc.

      Just one more reason why money should stay out of politics. Not a thing but a slap on the wrist is going to happen to this company or its dirty execs who knew ahead of time what was going to happen and acted accordingly.



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