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Equifax Data Breach

See if your passwords have been leaked with these browser extensions
See if your passwords have been leaked with these browser extensions Protect Your Identity June 29, 2018
If the Equifax data breach has taught us anything, it's that securing our personal information has never been more important.…
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People are taking Equifax to small claims court and winning Money & Credit June 14, 2018
Months after the Equifax data breach, consumers are taking the Atlanta-based company to small claims court — and winning. A…
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect
Free credit freezes for kids are coming: Here’s what to expect Money & Credit June 13, 2018
Embedded in a new law meant to loosen banking regulations is a provision that allows parents or guardians to place…
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Credit Freeze Guide: The best way to protect yourself against identity theft Money & Credit June 13, 2018
If you haven't already frozen your credit, what are you waiting for? Credit freezes are one of the most effective…
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Congress votes to make credit freezes free for everyone Money & Credit May 23, 2018
Responding to the outcry in the wake of the Equifax data breach, Congress voted yesterday to make credit freezes free…
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Equifax Data Breach: New chart shows exactly how much information was stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity May 10, 2018
We thought it couldn't get any worse, but once again, we were wrong. The Equifax data breach exposed far more…
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal Protect Your Identity April 12, 2018
The personal information of millions of Americans has been at the heart of two of the biggest controversies in the…
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Report: Massachusetts’ Equifax case bodes well for consumers Money & Credit April 6, 2018
Equifax may soon be the subject of a legal pile-on after a judge ruled this week that a lawsuit against…
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Report: Draft bill would allow credit reporting agencies, banks to conceal data breaches Money & Credit March 26, 2018
As we have chronicled over the past several months, congressional scrutiny of the Equifax data breach has ebbed and flowed…
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Former Equifax exec charged with insider trading linked to data breach Money & Credit March 15, 2018
Even in the new year, the knocks keep coming for Equifax. This week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged…
Survey: Half of Americans haven’t even checked their credit since the Equifax hack
Survey: Half of Americans haven’t even checked their credit since the Equifax hack Money & Credit March 12, 2018
The Equifax data breach has been a sobering reminder for consumers to be more vigilant than ever about protecting their…
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Equifax data breach: Are free credit freezes coming? Identity Theft March 8, 2018
After months of wrangling by lawmakers in Washington, a silver lining may be on the horizon for consumers across the…
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Equifax identifies 2.4 million more victims of data breach Money & Credit March 1, 2018
An additional 2.4 million Americans were impacted by the Equifax data breach, the company announced Thursday, citing the results of a…
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Turns out, the Equifax data breach was even worse than we thought Identity Theft February 14, 2018
Last fall, the Equifax data breach sent a shock to the financial system when it was announced that criminals hacked…
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Report: Feds curtailing Equifax investigation Protecting Your Privacy February 5, 2018
Five months after the disclosure of the massive Equifax data breach, federal scrutiny of how the credit-reporting bureau allowed the…
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Equifax extends deadline for free credit freezes Money & Credit February 1, 2018
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story was unclear about the offerings from Equifax post-January 31, 2018. The post…
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After Equifax: What states are doing to protect you (and how to contact your representative!) Protect Your Identity January 24, 2018
More than four months after the disclosure of the Equifax data breach, state legislatures around the country are starting to…
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Equifax data breach: A look back at our biggest story of 2017 Money & Credit December 29, 2017
Credit bureau press releases don't normally get too much attention, but one issued by Equifax Inc. on September 7, 2017,…
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Citing Equifax data breach, one state cracks down on credit-reporting agencies Money & Credit December 15, 2017
Three months after the Equifax data breach, in which as many as 145.5 million Americans had their personal information exposed,…
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Equifax CEO on whether company has encrypted its data: ‘I don’t know’ Money & Credit November 14, 2017
After the year Equifax has had, you'd think the Atlanta-based credit-reporting agency would have mastered its messaging by now, but…
What to do if you suspect your child’s identity has been stolen
What to do if you suspect your child’s identity has been stolen Protect Your Identity November 6, 2017
Protecting your personal information may have always been top of mind for you but in the aftermath of the Equifax…
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Woman says she has been a victim of ID theft around 15 times since September Money & Credit October 30, 2017
A woman in Washington state is speaking out after falling victim to identity theft around 15 times since early September, according…
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Security expert: It would have taken Equifax ‘5 minutes’ to prevent the worst data breach in U.S. history Money & Credit October 27, 2017
A security researcher who previously exposed Equifax’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities is speaking out in the wake of the massive data breach,…
I just found out I was hacked twice, thanks to this free identity monitoring service
I just found out I was hacked twice, thanks to this free identity monitoring service Money & Credit October 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, consumers are understandably skittish about cybersecurity and the safety of their personal…
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free
Credit Karma is now offering an ID monitoring service — and it’s free Money & Credit October 24, 2017
It's no secret that the cybersecurity landscape has drastically changed for consumers since the Equifax data breach, which put 145.5 million people…
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity
Study: Compared to baby boomers, millennials are pretty careless about cybersecurity Mobile & Electronics October 19, 2017
A recent study on young adults and technology reveals that millennials, generally thought to be more tech-saavy, are lax about…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud Money & Credit October 19, 2017
If the Equifax data breach has taught Americans anything, it's that even the institutions trusted with protecting consumers' most personal…
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Equifax Data Breach: Credit agency loses $7.2 million contract with IRS Money & Credit October 17, 2017
Problems continue to mount for credit-reporting agency Equifax, who this week lost its bid to keep a major contract with…
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Report: 21% of consumers have never checked their credit Money & Credit October 13, 2017
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, American consumers were faced with a stark reality: They could either use…
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Equifax Data Breach: Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again Money & Credit October 12, 2017
Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the…
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