Credit Freezes Are Now Free, Starting TodayIn the wake of hacking attacks and major data breaches that have even affected Equifax, a nationwide credit reporting agency, a new law that goes into effect today makes it free to request a freeze on a consumer’s credit file.
Equifax: Names, Addresses, Driver's Licenses Were All Stolen In BreachAccording to the release, 99 million Americans had their addresses stolen. 20.3 million people had their phone numbers hacked and 17.6 million drivers had their license information taken.
Equifax Hack Much Worse Than Originally RevealedThe breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed.
Monopoly Man Watches As Lawmakers Grill Former Equifax CEOFormer Equifax CEO passed Go, but did not go directly to jail after getting grilled on Capitol Hill. At least, not yet.
IRS Signs Multimillion-Dollar Deal With Equifax Despite Data BreachThe no-bid $7.25 million contract is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and person identity verification services.
San Francisco Is First City To Sue Equifax Over Data BreachThe city accuses Equifax of violating state law by failing to implement reasonable security measures and not providing timely notice of the breach.
Equifax CEO Steps Down In Wake Of Huge Personal Data HackRichard Smith's resignation came less than three weeks after Equifax announced that its computer system was hacked and the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans was exposed.
Equifax Breach Exposed Social Security, Credit Card Numbers For 143M AmericansSocial Security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans was potentially exposed in a cyber security breach earlier this year, credit monitoring company Equifax announced Thursday.