Tag Archives: Equifax

Equifax says more private data was stolen in 2017 breach than first revealed

Source: ZDNet

“Hackers stole more data from Equifax in a breach last year than initially thought. In September, the Atlanta, GA-based credit giant revealed a huge data breach, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers. It was later confirmed over 145 million were affected, primarily Americans, but also some Canadians and British citizens. The hack became the largest single data breach reported in 2017. But documents seen by members of the Senate Banking Committee suggest the types of data stolen were wider than the company first reported.” (02/10/18)


Equifax website hacked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update

Source: Ars Technica

“In May credit reporting service Equifax’s website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers, names, and a dizzying amount of other details for some 145.5 million US consumers. For several hours on Wednesday the site was compromised again, this time to deliver fraudulent Adobe Flash updates, which when clicked, infected visitors’ computers with adware that was detected by only three of 65 antivirus providers.” (10/12/17)


Equifax hit with multibillion dollar class action lawsuit after massive hack

Source: International Business Times

“Less than 24 hours after Equifax confirmed that it was affected by a massive data breach that saw hackers steal social security numbers and other personal information of nearly 143 million people, the firm now faces a multibillion dollar class action lawsuit. Two victims in Oregon, affected by the breach — Mary McHill from Portland, and Brook Reinhard from Eugene — have filed a national class action lawsuit. ‘Plaintiffs file this complaint as a national class action on behalf of over 140 million consumers across the country harmed by Equifax’s failure to adequately protect their credit and personal information,’ the complaint reads, Cyberscoop reported.” (09/09/17)