How Equifax Kept Its Mega Breach Secret From Its Own Staff

Did Equifax keep the massive 2017 data breach hidden from some of its own staff? That’s just one claim dropped by the SEC in its complaint against a former executive, international chief information officer Jun Ying, who’s been accused of insider trading after he sold stock just before the massive hack affecting 147 million individuals […]

Equifax discovers another 2.4 million customers hit by data breach

Equifax said that an additional 2.4 million Americans have had their personal data stolen as part of the company’s massive 2017 data breach, including their names and some of their driver’s license information. The additional identified victims bring the total of those implicated in what has become the largest data breach of personal information in history […]

Americans still aren’t checking their credit reports even after massive Equifax hack

It’s been almost six months since Equifax announced a massive data breach that exposed personal information for as many as 145 million Americans. Cyber thieves could use that data to open up credit cards, take out loans, or carry out a medical theft. But many Americans aren’t being proactive to protect their financial well being. Half […]

Equifax Data Breach Put More Info At Risk Than Consumers Knew

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. Read how the Equifax data breach may have exposed more […]

Equifax Data Breach – What Did We Learn from it?

Read Patrick Nohe explain the lessons we should have learned from Equifax data breach on The SSL Store : Last September Equifax disclosed that its credit reporting database had been breached and sensitive consumer data – like social security numbers, addresses, driver’s license numbers and a whole range of other private information – on over 143-million […]

Australian companies can learn from Equifax bill

Read why Itay Glick says that businesses can learn from the Equifax data breach spending on CSO Online : News that Equifax has had to spend US$87.5 million and counting on its recent data breach should serve as a warning to Australian companies as the era of mandatory data breach disclosure approaches.There are encouraging signs that […]

Impact of Equifax data breach reaches small businesses

Read Gina Gallucci-White’s article about how Equifax data breach has affected small and medium businesses on The Daily Record : With top Equifax executives handing in their notices and an increasing number of lawsuits being filed every week, the fallout from the credit reporting agency’s data breach continues. Read her full article here.

Thoughts on the Equifax security breach: Be proactive

Read Mary Baldwin’s article about why businesses should be proactive especially after the mega Equifax data breach on Florida Today : If you’re concerned about the Equifax data breach, you’re in good company. Criminals broke into their database and stole names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and, even the drivers licenses of 145 million people. […]

Are you ready for the next cyber breach?

Read Stephen Mayer’s article about why data breaches are inevitable and companies need to prepare for the worst on Argus Observer : If that massive data breach at Equifax taught us anything, it’s that we need to protect ourselves from digital threats. Whether you realize it or not, your information is likely online somewhere. Read his […]

The Equifax Data Breach: A UK Perspective

The latest ISMG Security Report features highlights from last week’s panel discussion at the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London on the implications of the Equifax data breach. Read more about the panel discussion about how Equifax data breach can impact United Kingdom businesses on Bank Info Security.