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CBS News| Tue Sep 12 08:01:52 EDT 2017
| Credit reporting agency Equifax is facing backlash for its response to a data breach that exposed information of about 143 million U.S. consumers including names, social security numbers, birth dates and credit card data. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from San Francisco to discuss what hackers could do with the stolen information and why it's important to continue monitoring your credit for a "long time."

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CBS News| Tue Sep 12 08:01:52 EDT 2017
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In an unusual move, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Thursday that it has launched an investigation into Equifax (EFX) over its massive data breach. "The FTC typically doe....
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This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 mill....
Pos Bulletin| Thu Sep 07 20:20:09 EDT 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the massive breach at credit monitoring company Equifax (all times local): ——— 7:45 p.m. Equifax says that three company executives who sold stoc....
Post Bulletin| Thu Sep 07 23:53:22 EDT 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the social security numbers and other data of about 143 million Americans. Now....
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the social security numbers and other data of about 143 million Americans. No....
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Three senior Equifax executives sold a combined $1.8 million in company stock just days after the company discovered a massive security breach.  Equifax (EFX) said Chief Finan....
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The Latest on the massive breach at credit monitoring company Equifax (all times local): ——— 7:45 p.m. Equifax says that three company executives who sold stock just days after the....
ABC News| Thu Sep 07 20:21:43 EDT 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million ....
Pos Bulletin| Fri Sep 08 08:07:08 EDT 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million ....
The Seattle Times| Thu Sep 07 23:06:09 EDT 2017
NEW YORK - Equifax (EFX) says its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving the company, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal inf....
CBS News| Fri Sep 15 17:00:43 EDT 2017
Updating story on the Equifax data breach can be found here. Earlier story:  Credit monitoring company Equifax says breach exposed social security numbers and other data from ....
The Seattle Times| Thu Sep 07 14:18:50 EDT 2017
This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 mill....
The Seattle Times| Thu Sep 07 14:33:14 EDT 2017
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday said he has launched an investigation into credit reporting company Equifax's massive data breach. Equifax said Thursday that ....
CNBC| Fri Sep 08 11:00:26 EDT 2017
A data breach discovered in July may have affected as many as 143 million U.S. consumers, credit tracker Equifax said Thursday. "Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vuln....
NENC| Thu Sep 07 14:36:24 EDT 2017
Criminal hackers gained access to files including sensitive personal data on 143 million Americans — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — by penetrating a Web-....
The Washington Post| Thu Sep 07 17:00:10 EDT 2017
Credit reporting company Equifax blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details o....
CNBC| Thu Sep 14 05:00:12 EDT 2017
When a company tries to fix a security breach, it's never a good sign when consumers feel less secure because of its remedies.  That's the fix Equifax (EFX) finds itself in af....
CBS News| Tue Sep 12 17:00:40 EDT 2017
An estimated 12 million Texans have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach, according to a consumer alert from the state Attorney General's office. An estimated 12 million....
Chron| Tue Sep 12 14:06:38 EDT 2017
Equifax said it identified Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638, a flaw that was first identified on March 6, as the hack's gateway. The company located the problem with the help ....
CBS News| Thu Sep 14 08:00:40 EDT 2017
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Mashable| Thu Sep 07 17:07:36 EDT 2017
Equifax is under new government pressure to explain how hackers stole the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans. The House Energy and Commerce Committee summoned the co....
CBS News| Thu Sep 14 05:00:39 EDT 2017
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million people, and New York's Sen. Chuck Sch....
CNBC| Thu Sep 14 14:14:14 EDT 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s (EFX.N) massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic se....
Reuters| Fri Sep 15 14:59:04 EDT 2017
Equifax, a provider of consumer credit reports, said it experienced a data breach affecting as many as 143 million US people after criminals exploited a vulnerability on its websit....
Ars Technica| Thu Sep 07 17:01:26 EDT 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general says more than 730,000 consumers in the state could be affected by the data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax....
The Seattle Times| Fri Sep 08 14:07:51 EDT 2017
The credit reporting agency, Equifax, announced on Sept. 7 that a hack has impacted the credit histories of up to 143 million Americans. (Amber Ferguson/The Washington Post) As pre....
The Washington Post| Wed Sep 13 14:00:09 EDT 2017
Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting companies, said this week that a major data breach exposed Social Security numbers and other important information of millions of pe....
ABC News| Sun Sep 10 08:15:35 EDT 2017
Equifax stock plunged in value Thursday morning after the Federal Trade Commission announced an investigation into the security breach that exposes the personal information of 143 ....
The Hill| Thu Sep 14 08:28:50 EDT 2017
Sensitive personal information of 143 million people has been stolen from Equifax, the credit reporting agency announced on Thursday.  From mid-May through July of this year, ....
Mashable| Thu Sep 07 14:32:36 EDT 2017
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced that it had launched an investigation into the Equifax breach that left sensitive information for 143 million Americans exposed t....
The Hill| Thu Sep 14 08:02:35 EDT 2017
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in ....
Reuters| Thu Sep 07 17:07:56 EDT 2017
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