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Regarding Equifax | Make Credit Freezes Free In Illinois

Regarding Equifax | Make Credit Freezes Free In Illinois

Our contract with Equifax explicitly said customer data would be governed by Canada's privacy law, PIPEDA, and we chose them as a partner due to their then high reputation.

Leigh-Anne Galloway, cyber security resilience lead at Positive Technologies, said: "Given how often flaws of this nature are discovered, it's therefore not a huge surprise that an exploit of a vulnerability was the entry point for the Equifax breach".

In an unusual move, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Thursday that it has opened a probe into the Equifax debacle, which may have compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans.

"We are informing the affected members that the data they shared with Equifax may have been compromised, and are writing Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner to express our concern about this breach and to ask that they push Equifax to provide more information to Canadians".

The fallout from the Equifax breach is widening. "We know that criminals exploited a USA website application vulnerability", it added.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also compared Equifax to Enron, a US energy company that was consumed in scandal after revealing in 2001 that it engaged in widespread accounting fraud.

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"These identity documents can be used in real-world identity theft", Nunnikhoven told TheWrap. The Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the same monitoring service. The information is needed to determine if you were affected.

According to Reuters: "The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations". Don't give out personal information to those who contact you asking for information to verify accounts, and be wary of clicking on links or downloading attachments in email messages.

"This urgently needed bill will help protect consumers from the massive data gathering tactics of companies as Equifax", said Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, in a statement released by the senators. Hackers made off with a hoard of critical data on almost half of the US population, including social security numbers, addresses and birth dates. "Everyone is going to have to take control of their own personal and financial data by being more diligent and working harder to protect themselves, their information, and their money".

Maura Healey, the attorney general of MA, said this week she intends to file the first state lawsuit against Equifax over the breach.

But security professionals say many companies take weeks or even months to apply software patches, as applications need to be tested to ensure the updates don't break existing code. "I think in 2017, that's unacceptable".

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