Equifax Data Breach May Be Worst One Ever: The Rundown

Newser| Fri Sep 08 11:03:59 EDT 2017
(Newser) – Almost half of the US population may have been affected by the massive Equifax data breach, with the credit bureau revealing the personal info for as many as 143 million customers may have been exposed. Even as a handful of its top execs face a barrage of criticism for selling nearly $2 million in shares just days after the hack was discovered, the company is scrambling to deal with the aftermath and alleviate customer concerns. CNET offers a primer of sorts as to what's going on, with more input from around the web: From the POV of Ars Technica, this breach could be "the worst leak of personal info ever." That's not based on numbers alone, as recent Yahoo and eBay hacks resulted ..

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Newser| Fri Sep 08 11:03:59 EDT 2017
The breach Equifax reported Thursday, however, very possibly is the most severe of all for a simple reason: the breath-taking amount of highly sensitive data it handed over to crim....
Ars Technica| Thu Sep 07 23:25:13 EDT 2017
(Newser) – The Social Security numbers and birth dates of up to 143 million US consumers were stolen from Equifax in what appears to be one of the largest data breaches in history,....
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Equifax Inc., which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a cybersecurity incident could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in....
CNBC| Thu Sep 07 14:00:16 EDT 2017
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc (EFX.N) faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with customers clamoring fo....
Reuters| Fri Sep 08 14:00:06 EDT 2017
ATLANTA, Ga. — Credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday announced a massive data breach that could impact up to 143 million Americans. Cybercriminals stole consumers' social sec....
KETV 7| Thu Sep 07 17:01:37 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
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc (EFX.N) faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with customers clamoring fo....
Reuters| Fri Sep 08 11:00:05 EDT 2017
(Reuters) - Equifax Inc (EFX.N) faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with customers clamoring fo....
Reuters| Fri Sep 08 11:00:03 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
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 ....
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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 ....
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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 Americans. Now the un....
ABC News| Thu Sep 07 23:00:36 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
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 Americans. Now the un....
ABC News| Thu Sep 07 17:00:52 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
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
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....
Pos Bulletin| Thu Sep 07 17:10:41 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. No....
AL| Thu Sep 07 17:11:06 EDT 2017
Yesterday, Equifax announced that a hacker obtained information about 143 million consumers. This data included social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, ....
TechCrunch| Fri Sep 08 08:00:28 EDT 2017
The Equifax hackers have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, or about $2.66 million, by Sept. 15. The victims of the Equifax data breach should safeguard their information, whet....
Tech Times| Sun Sep 10 20:36:37 EDT 2017
Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States, suffered a massive data breach. The cybersecurity incident places 143 million Americans at ....
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In today’s edition of unfettered corporate greed, we bring you the Equifax managers who apparently sold almost $1.8 million in stock after the company became aware that it had a bi....
TechCrunch| Thu Sep 07 17:00:34 EDT 2017
Two key U.S. senators on Monday asked Equifax to answer detailed questions about a breach of information affecting up to 143 million Americans, including whether U.S. government ag....
CNBC| Mon Sep 11 17:00:22 EDT 2017
FILE PHOTO - About 143 million U.S. consumers could have been impacted by a cybersecurity incident where criminals gained access to files that included social security numbers, bir....
mySanAntonio.com| Thu Sep 07 17:02:10 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
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....
CBS News| Fri Sep 08 05:32:30 EDT 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious. Crucial piec....
Pos Bulletin| Fri Sep 08 11:10:51 EDT 2017
The credit score provider Equifax announced Thursday that the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. customers were accessed by hackers between May and July.  Hack....
Mashable| Fri Sep 08 14:06:35 EDT 2017
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Mashable| Thu Sep 07 17:07:36 EDT 2017
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CNBC| Fri Sep 08 11:26:29 EDT 2017
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Mashable| Fri Sep 08 11:16:45 EDT 2017
The breach, via a security flaw on the Equifax website, included full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers in some cases. Many of the ....
Ars Technica| Fri Sep 08 11:01:39 EDT 2017
The credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday that hackers gained access to sensitive personal data — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — for up to 143&nb....
The Washington Post| Thu Sep 07 20:00:10 EDT 2017
Credit reporting agency Equifax announced Thursday that it was the victim of a cybersecurity hack that impacts well over one-third of the United States population, resulting in the....
ABC News| Fri Sep 08 14:58:40 EDT 2017
To protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax data breach, presume the worst. "The first assumption a consumer should make is that they are affected," said Neal Creighton, chief e....
CNBC| Fri Sep 08 08:29:07 EDT 2017
(Reuters) - 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-....
Reuters| Thu Sep 07 20:18:35 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

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