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  1. Press: Equifax extends free credit freezes
    Equifax has extended its offer of free credit freezes through June 30. Equifax made freezes free late last year in the wake of a data breach that compromised personal data on about 145 million U.S.… | Jan 31, 2018
  2. Press: You can’t fire Equifax, but your employer can
    As something of a case study, I asked my employer, The New York Times, to cancel its contract with Equifax for a service called Work Number, which provides employment verification and other details like work… | Jan 29, 2018
  3. Press: Senators want ‘massive’ fines for data breaches at Equifax
    Two senators proposed “massive and mandatory” fines for data breaches at Equifax Inc. and other credit reporting companies, starting at $100 for each consumer whose sensitive information is compromised.  The bill from Sens. Elizabeth Warren… | Jan 12, 2018
  4. Press: Meses después de la violación de datos a Equifax, las protecciones de privacidad para…
    Meses después de la violación de datos a Equifax, las protecciones de privacidad para consumidores siguen ausentes Este es el año en que las garantías de privacidad finalmente se activarán para los consumidores, después de… | Jan 07, 2018
  5. Press: Equifax faces hundreds of class-action lawsuits over data breach
    Equifax, the credit reporting firm, is facing more than 240 class-action lawsuits from consumers — in addition to suits from shareholders and financial institutions — over the way it handled a massive data breach that affected 145.5 million… | Nov 10, 2017
  6. Press: After Equifax hack, calls for big changes In credit reporting
    The Equifax security breach — the largest known theft of Social Security numbers in history — has lawmakers, prosecutors and identity theft victims angry with the company. The revelations have put a spotlight on the… | Oct 19, 2017
  7. Press: Equifax says code on its website ‘was serving malicious content’
    Equifax Inc. took part of its website offline Thursday after code on the site redirected users to a malicious URL urging them to download malware. | Oct 13, 2017
  8. Press: Why the Equifax breach stings so bad
    Among the 2,000 or so enraged messages that I received after the most recent Equifax data breach, the wish that came up most often was that Richard F. Smith, the company’s chief executive, be pushed… | Sep 26, 2017
  9. Press: Equifax destituye a su director tras filtración de datos
    La empresa de calificación crediticia Equifax destituyó a su director ejecutivo Richard Smith tras un ciberataque que dejó vulnerables los datos de 143 millones de clientes, se informó el martes. | Sep 26, 2017
  10. Press: Someone made a fake Equifax account and then Equifax linked to it
    People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake. | Sep 21, 2017
  11. Press: Equifax: 100.000 canadienses afectados por ciberataque
    La empresa Equifax dijo el martes que la información personal de unos 100.000 clientes canadienses se vio comprometida tras la filtración de datos crediticios que sufrió la compañía y que salió a la... | Sep 19, 2017
  12. Press: Equifax says vulnerability behind breach; FTC confirms investigation
    It’s been a week since credit reporting agency Equifax admitted it had lost sensitive personal data for 143 million American consumers — one of the worst data breaches yet. Now, the company says it knows… | Sep 15, 2017
  13. Press: Equifax’s free credit freeze won’t fully protect you, here’s what to do
    In the days since the credit reporting firm Equifax disclosed the breach of 143 million consumers’ private financial data, howls of outrage have only grown louder. Assume thieves have your information. Your chance to limit… | Sep 14, 2017
  14. Press: Equifax drops credit-freeze fees for 30 days
    You howled in protest, and Equifax had no choice but to respond. On Monday, the company said on Twitter that it would waive all fees for the next 30 days for people who want to… | Sep 12, 2017
  15. Press: Ask Finney: Equifax hack—now what?
    7 on Your Side's Michael Finney has some answers for you on the Equifax hack that has put 143 million Americans at risk. | Sep 12, 2017
  16. Press: Equifax says cybersecurity incident could affect 143 million consumers
    Equifax said it discovered the breach on July 29. "Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files," the company explained. Leaked data includes names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses… | Sep 07, 2017
  17. Press: Consumer credit scores to exclude some debts, liens
    Here's potentially good news for consumers: The nation's three largest credit-reporting agencies will soon exclude tax liens and some civil debts from their reports. | Mar 14, 2017
  18. Press: Equifax, TransUnion fined for selling credit scores not used by most lenders
    All credit scores are not created equal.  That’s the upshot of federal enforcement actions levied Tuesday against credit bureaus Equifax and TransUnion. The bureaus will pay penalties of $23.1 million as part of a settlement with the… | Jan 04, 2017
 

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