Equifax hit with multibillion dollar class action lawsuit after massive hack

An estimated 12 million Texans have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach according to a consumer alert from the state Attorney General's office

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Equifax has claimed hackers stole other personal info like birth dates, addresses, driver's license numbers, and credit card numbers. "That's the big stick consumers have, and companies have been taking it away".

Leach noted that state and federal laws are in place to protect consumer from the effects of a data breach. I would also encourage anyone who chooses to sign up for the services Equifax is offering to not rely exclusively on it for credit and identity protection.

Shortly after news of the Equifax hack broke, reports emerged of three of the firm's executives having sold stocks just days before the firm revealed the breach to the public.

Equifax, the global credit rating firm, publicly acknowledged its systems had been compromised and user information had been stolen. As it requires sharing the last six digits of your Social Security and your last name with a company that may have already lost that information, it may make some people queasy.

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The first step all experts, including Dang, recommend is freezing your credit.

Following criticism from many in the infosec sphere, Equifax told The New York Times that it will be changing the PIN generation and request process: "While we have confidence in the current system, we understand and appreciate that consumers have questions about how PINs are now generated".

In the wake of the massive theft of personal identification information from Equifax (EFX), what can you do to protect yourself from cyber crooks? If you didn't know, Equifax is one of the largest U.S. based credit reporting agencies that collect and analyze detailed records of financial data for records of a wide range of consumers worldwide.

To get more specific, the two contracts represent wagers that Equifax's stock price - which closed at $123.23 on Friday - will fall to either $100 or $105, respectively, by October 20. An alert means a business must verify that you are the person asking for a credit request by calling you, for example.

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The bureaus store sensitive financial data on about 200 million Americans, which the companies provide to banks and other financial institutions that need to check into consumers' creditworthiness. The intruders also accessed dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 consumers. "I can also use it to try to con somebody else". The rules will apply to credit rating services such as Equifax. The company said it knew about the breach on July 29.

Equifax is offering consumers this program for free credit monitoring for a year. There are competing services, such as LifeLock, but they charge for monitoring, which some consumers may not feel is justified.

"Over a third of Montanans, majority adults, have been affected by this very significant data breach", Mattioli said. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in a statement. Failing to warn customers they are at increased risk for identity theft is inexcusable.

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