Equifax hacking News

Equifax Breach Exposed More Consumer Data Than First Disclosed

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been …

Trump’s Consumer Protection Bureau Pulls Back on Equifax Data Breach Probe: Reuters

Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how Equifax Inc. failed to protect the personal data of millions of consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Equifax (EFX.N) said …

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 …

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. …

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 …