Equifax data breach News

British Financial Regulator Investigates Equifax Hacking of UK Customer Data

Britain’s markets watchdog said it has opened an investigation into the hacking of U.S. credit reporting agency Equifax, which affected nearly 700,000 UK citizens. “The Financial Conduct Authority announces today that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a cyber security …

Is It Time to Say So Long to Social Security Numbers?

The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach. The administration has called on federal …

Equifax Promises Improved Consumer Access to Credit Records

Equifax Inc. promised to make it easier for consumers to control access to their credit records in the wake of the company’s massive breach after the top U.S. consumer financial watchdog called on the industry to introduce such a system. …

Deloitte Targeted by Hackers Accessing Data From Internal Email Platform

Following record results that flagged the growth of its cyber security business, Deloitte LLP has revealed that it has been successfully targeted by a cyber attack that let hackers access data from an internal email platform. The auditing and consulting …

Legal Experts See Room for Deal in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits

Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security …

FTC, Congress, States Investigating Equifax Over Data Breach

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a powerful Congressional committee are investigating the data breach at Equifax Inc., deepening government scrutiny of the cyber attack that may have compromised the privacy of 143 million U.S. consumers. The probes by the …

Supreme Court Could Decide Who Can Sue Equifax for Data Breach Liability

Less than a day after Equifax revealed one of the biggest data breaches in U.S. corporate history, the credit reporting company has already been hit with two proposed class actions in federal court – and one of those cases was …

Filing of Lawsuits Against Equifax Over Data Breach Is Underway

More than 30 lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc. after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information for 143 million Americans in one of the largest hackings ever. At least 25 …

Is Equifax’s Cyber Insurance Enough to Cover Breach?

Equifax Inc.’s insurance against cyber breaches is likely inadequate to cover the credit-reporting company’s costs tied to one of the biggest hacks in history, according to people familiar with the coverage. The company holds a policy that would probably cover …

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

Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches …