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Equifax breach check

Equifax has been sending hack victims to a fake phishing site

September 20th, 2017

If you’re feeling lost and confused following news of Equifax’s recent data breach, don’t worry: not even Equifax’s own customer service knows what’s going on. Twitter customer service agents have been redirecting customers to a fake phishing site, not run by Equifax and with zero relation to the company. Agents are only doing this because …

equifax hack

Months-old software bug was responsible for the devastating Equifax breach

September 14th, 2017

The Equifax data breach in which the personal information of over 143 million Americans has already cost the company dearly. It’s lost nearly a third of its stock price and is currently facing what will be the largest class action lawsuit, and after announcing that the breach happened, there were more questions than answers. Now, …

Equifax hack: lawsuit

Equifax is already facing the largest class-action lawsuit in US history

September 8th, 2017

Hmm, who could have seen this coming? Less than 24 hours after Equifax revealed that all of its customers’ personal info had been plundered by hackers, the company is facing a multi-billion-dollar consumer lawsuit, and an investigation by at least one state attorney general. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in Portland, Oregon federal court. …

Equifax Personal Data Hack

How to find out if you’re affected by the massive Equifax cyberattack

September 8th, 2017

Data breaches are so common that we’re hardly surprised to hear that a new entity was breached, whether it’s a governmental agency or a private company. But the Equifax hack that was just disclosed is more troublesome than the average cyber heist because of the kind of personal information credit reporting agencies hold, information that …

Equifax hack: 143 million affected

Hackers steal personal information of 143 million Equifax customers

September 7th, 2017

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US, has been the victim of a massive data breach at the hands of hackers. Data was stolen between May and July of this year, and potentially impacts 143 million Equifax customers. The data stolen is thought to include names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, driver’s …