Equifax Faces Its First State Suit After Massive Data Breach

Privacy Commissioner says priority given to examination of Equifax data hack

You have to freeze your credit with all three credit bureaus.

The data the company admitted to losing on September 7 includes people's names, social security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and other financial details.

Schneiderman reminded New Yorkers on Monday to stay vigilant against any possible hacking and phishing attempts by cyber criminals following the Equifax breach.

Attorney General Maura Healey said yesterday she intends to sue Equifax over its failure to protect sensitive and personal information of up to almost three million MA residents, following a major data breach at the credit reporting firm. "So, that's a lot of people affected by this".

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert for the data breach and urged people to check if they have been affected by going to an Equifax website.

- Stay vigilant, possibly for a long time.

As for the frequent attacks on individuals at home, DeAngelo said hackers are targeting those who aren't educated computer users.

One of the steps that media outlets are suggesting is to put a credit freeze on your personal files at each of the credit agencies. "The volume and sensitivity of the data involved - information critical to identity management and access to consumer credit - distinguishes this breach from many other breaches of consumer data". Also note that you can tell the credit bureaus to lift your credit freeze if you need to apply for new credit, which you can do for a particular credit application or temporarily for a chosen period of time. In some states there is a charge for freezing or unfreezing your credit. "It was a full-on investigation with the postal service inspector and all three credit bureaus". The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax's core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. It lasts 90 days and can be renewed.

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By federal law, you are entitled to obtain an annual credit report from each of the three major credit reporting services.

At least 23 class-action lawsuits have been filed.

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"Consumers... are rightfully angry and frustrated over the lack of information and clarity from the company on how this happened..."

"The victims of this breach shouldn't also have to worry that they've waived their legal rights simply because they were trying to protect themselves", Schneiderman said in the statement.

Shred receipts, bank statements and unused credit card offers, or tear them up before throwing them away. State investigators in several states have also launched a probe. The FICO models are the most popular means of calculating credit scores, but some lenders prefer other scores, such as VantageScore or NextGen. That argues for greater regulation and an overhaul of the entire credit-bureau system. Chief financial officer John Gamble, president of USA information solutions Joseph Loughran, and president of workforce solutions Rodolfo Ploder reportedly sold a combined $1.75 million in Equifax stocks on August 1 and 2.

"Whether or not Equifax should be held to a higher breach standard given their business is debatable, but one would be hard pressed to justify the executives' conduct subsequent to the breach", Korsinsky said.



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