Post Tagged with: "Equifax"

Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

October 12, 2017 9:34 pm0 comments
Equifax removes webpage after malware issue

Equifax has taken down a customer help web page amid concerns over malware linked to the site. The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance “out of an abundance of caution”. The problem did not compromise its systems or affect the dispute portal, the firm added […]

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Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

October 3, 2017 2:23 am0 comments
Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

Equifax has revealed 2.5 million more Americans than previously thought may have had information compromised in a huge cyber security breach at the firm. The credit report giant said on Monday about 145.5 million of its US customers might have been affected, up from a previous estimate of 143 million. […]

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Fake website fools Equifax staff

September 21, 2017 8:17 am0 comments
Fake website fools Equifax staff

Credit rating firm Equifax has apologised after it mistakenly directed some customers to an imposter website via its Twitter page. The firm recently disclosed a data breach affecting more than 143 million people, and set up a new website to share information with customers. But it mistakenly tweeted the wrong […]

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Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

September 16, 2017 10:47 am0 comments
Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of Canadians may have been stolen by hackers between mid-May and July. The chief information officer […]

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Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

September 15, 2017 11:13 am0 comments
Equifax says almost 400,000 Britons hit in data breach

Data about British people “may potentially have been accessed” during the data breach at the US credit rating firm Equifax. The UK arm of the organisation said files containing information on “fewer than 400,000” UK consumers was accessed in the breach. Last week, Equifax revealed details of the hack and […]

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Equifax had 'admin' as login and password in Argentina

September 13, 2017 12:19 pm0 comments
Equifax had 'admin' as login and password in Argentina

The credit report provider Equifax has been accused of a fresh data security breach, this time affecting its Argentine operations. Cyber-crime blogger Brian Krebs said that an online employee tool used in the country could be accessed by typing “admin” as both a login and password. He added that this […]

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About 143m customers affected by massive Equifax cyber incident

September 7, 2017 3:09 pm0 comments
About 143m customers affected by massive Equifax cyber incident

About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed. Equifax said criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected. The […]

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