Equifax

How to Freeze Your Credit

Cybersecurity experts called it a wake-up call: In September 2017, national credit bureau Equifax suffered a massive data breach that exposed the …

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Freeze your credit after the Equifax hack? Get ready to face Healthcare.gov hurdles

A surge in Americans enrolling in health insurance plans is expected before the Friday deadline.<p>Americans have just three days left to enroll in …

Identity Theft

Credit ratings agency wrote to me about a hack, but how did it get my details?

I have never dealt with Equifax and don’t have a mortgage, credit card or loan<p><b>I recently received a letter from Equifax, the credit ratings agency, telling me that my personal details had been hacked in May. I do not have a direct relationship with Equifax and do not have a mortgage, do not use a</b> …

Cyber-attacks

Only 5% of Business Leaders Rethought Security After Equifax

12/12/2017<br>11:40 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>Corporate leaders know little about common security threats like ransomware and phishing, driving their risk for …

Information Security

Can texting save lives? | Miami Herald

The best moments from the annual DealBook conference, where executives from companies ranging from stalwarts to upstarts offered their views on the …

Business

One of Your Equifax Hack Protections Expires Soon

Remember that massive Equifax security breach? If you put a 90-day fraud alert on your credit report, it’s likely expiring right around now.<p>Experts …

Identity Theft

IDG Contributor Network: Top 5 cybersecurity concerns for 2018

The year 2017 saw some of the biggest cyberthreats in recent history, with millions of consumers and thousands of businesses affected by everything …

Cybersecurity

Equifax: Crime Pays

Equifax represents a compelling situational opportunity due to the recently announced massive data breach.<p>The data breach could actually be accretive …

Business

'Why did Equifax take five months to tell me I'd been hacked?'

<i>I received a letter from Equifax dated Oct 30 2017 advising that my details were accessed in May 2017.</i><p><i>It has taken five months to tell me I’m at risk. Needless to say, I have cancelled my subscription to their services.</i><p><b>PC, Cumbria</b><p>Such letters have been going out to those affected over the past …

Security

How to Protect Yourself After the Next Big Corporate Hack

At this point, it's safe to assume that everyone's been affected by one megabreach or another. But when the next Equifax debacle happens, know that …

Identity Theft

Using ERM to Protect Your Business from The Equifax Fallout

Article ByRisk Management Magazine Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) Risk Management MonitorAs with many data breaches, the general …

Law

Equifax data breach: Don't let your guard down yet

DENVER — Multiple data breaches happened this past year, and the Equifax data breach remains the biggest.<p>Nearly 143 million American's had their …

Identity Theft

Equifax Breach: Do These 2 Things Now if You Think You’ve Been Compromised

<i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>A data breach at credit bureau Equifax has compromised the personal information of roughly 143 million …

Identity Theft

5 Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft | Investopedia

An unfortunate characteristic of our new world of connectivity is that it can feel like hackers are out to get you. Although data breaches are not …

Identity Theft

The Nation's Housing: Equifax breach already taking a toll on consumers

The scenario that personal finance and credit experts feared most about the heist of consumer data from Equifax may already be underway: Criminals …

Identity Theft

BrandPost: Data + Security = A Most Unvirtuous Relationship

Week after week, we’ve gotten used to news media reports about ever-more jaw-dropping data breaches. The breach at the credit reporting firm Equifax …

Security

Equifax to Uber, executives could soon serve jail time over hacks

A new bill could send company executives to jail if they fail to disclose a cybersecurity event to the public within a reasonable amount of time, or intentionally attempt to conceal it.<p>Under the legislation, sponsored by three Democratic senators, companies would be required to report any …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Don't Be the Next Equifax: Tips to Avoid a Security Breach

The Equifax data breach affected nearly half of all Americans and hundreds of thousands of others in the U.K. and Canada. The breach, one of the …

Identity Theft

Equifax revises Canadian breach numbers, increases to 19,000

American consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has revised its estimate of how many Canadians were affected by a cybersecurity breach that took …

Identity Theft

Equifax to create 150 Dublin jobs

US financial technology company Equifax said it will create 150 jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months, bringing its total Irish workforce to more …

News (Ireland)

Nine in ten firms also failed to patch software that sunk Equifax

More than 90 percent of applications using the same computer programming library that, left unpatched, lead to the Equifax data breach also fail to …

Cybersecurity

Community banks file lawsuit against Equifax

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Equifax demanding that the credit bureau be held accountable …

Identity Theft

A cybercriminal's guide to protecting your identity

In September, Equifax announced a major security breach that exposed the personal information for about half of U.S. adults.<p>But most people didn't do anything to protect themselves. Some checked their credit reports and account statements. Fewer took steps to freeze their credit.<p>If you haven't …

Identity Theft

Cybersecurity: Fighting a Threat That Causes $450B of Annual Damage

With recent high profile hacks of companies such as Uber, Equifax, and HBO, it’s safe to say that cybersecurity is already top of mind for many of …

Cybersecurity

Equifax Proves That Death And Taxes Aren't The Only Inevitable Things In Life

Consider this possibility for a moment: Most of us live rather mundane lives. We are creatures of habit more often than not. We wake up, hopefully brush our teeth and have a grooming regime, go to work or school, come home, have dinner, relax or go out and then go to bed. Rinse and repeat for most …

Pizza Hut

Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not information

Indian e-commerce is seeing the festive boom since Diwali. Major players like Amazon and Flipkart had their Big Billion Day sale and Great Indian …

Identity Theft

Equifax now hit with a rare 50-state class-action lawsuit

In the wake of one of the most highly-publicized and highly-sensitive cybersecurity attacks in history, the bad news seems to be never ending for …

Richard Cordray

House Science panel requests new answers from Equifax

The House Science Committee on Monday requested a new batch of documents in its investigation into the Equifax breach.<p>In a letter, the committee asks …

Security

Deadline to freeze Equifax credit file at no charge extended to Jan. 31

Tomorrow was supposed to be the deadline for signing up free credit freezes through Equifax following the company's horrific data breach this …

Cleveland

Did A Citi Employee Steal Your Personal Information Too?

<i>A Citi customer service representative made unauthorized charges to your Citi credit card.</i><p>How easy was it for a Citi rep to do this? I wonder what he …

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