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Equifax Data Breach

Four Chinese spies are charged with being behind the Equifax data breach

February 10th, 2020

The Justice Department today indicted four spies working for the Chinese government for hacking into Equifax back in 2017. Notably, the indictment confirms previous speculation which attributed the massive data breach to spies working for a foreign government. Interestingly enough, investigators first began to suspect that the breach was a spy job because the stolen …

Equifax Credit

You’re definitely not getting the $125 Equifax payout you were promised

December 22nd, 2019

Back in 2017, Equifax revealed that it was impacted by a massive data breach that compromised sensitive information from upwards of 147 million of its customers. And seeing as how Equifax is a large credit reporting agency, the information in question involved names, birth date information, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and more. Naturally, …

Equifax data breach settlement

How to claim your share of the $700 million Equifax settlement

July 25th, 2019

Starting today, victims of the massive Equifax data breach — and chances are if you’re reading this, you’re one of them since 147 million people were affected — can finally get the ball rolling on filing a claim and collecting their share of the $700 million settlement with the credit reporting agency. As a reminder, …

FTC vs. Equifax

Equifax agrees to a settlement of up to $700 million for massive data breach

July 22nd, 2019

Equifax a couple of years ago had to disclose a massive hack that affected some 147 million people. Hackers were able to extract from Equifax’s servers plenty of personal data, including names and birth dates, addresses, social security numbers, and some 209,000 payment card numbers and expiration dates. Since then, the FTC sued the company, …

Equifax credit freeze for free

The Equifax hack netted the credit bureaus $1.4 billion in fees from customers

March 22nd, 2018

Last year’s Equifax hack was a data breach of truly epic proportions. Around 147 million people had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, stolen from an agency that’s meant to safeguard information about creditworthiness. Although Equifax endured an uncomfortable few months in the press (and a very public grilling in front of Congress), it’s been business …

Equifax Hack Worse

The Equifax hack is even worse than the company initially reported

March 1st, 2018

If you thought you escaped the massive Equifax hack, then you’d better think again. It turns out that an additional 2.4 million people are affected by the breach, so you probably need to revisit what you thought you knew about your Equifax account. The hack isn’t new, meaning that your data was stolen during the …