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West Virginia AG Files Lawsuit Over Equifax Data Breach

Apr 13, 2018
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West Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Equifax over a data breach last year that the lawsuit says affected about 740,000 West Virginia residents.

The lawsuit alleges Atlanta-based Equifax ignored warnings to secure its system, failed to safeguard consumer information and stalled in telling the public.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court. It seeks $150,000 for each security breach and $5,000 for each violation of the state's Consumer Credit and Protection Act, as well as legal costs.

Ex-Equifax Executive Charged with Insider Trading

Mar 14, 2018
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A former Equifax executive who sold stock for nearly $1 million before the company's massive data breach was publicly announced faces insider trading charges.

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that a grand jury indicted Jun Ying, the former chief information officer of Equifax's U.S. Information Solutions.

They say Ying exercised all his available stock options and sold his Equifax stock after he received information in late August that caused him to realize Equifax was the victim of a breach.

Equifax Hack Put More info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

Feb 10, 2018
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The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

Lawmaker Wants Tighter Rules for Credit-Monitoring Firms

Oct 19, 2017
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A New York state senator is calling for greater protections for consumers and tougher regulations for credit monitoring firms following the massive Equifax breach.
Democratic Sen. David Carlucci of Rockland County tells the Associated Press on Thursday that he wants to see the Legislature require credit monitoring firms to offer free credit checks and credit freezes to any consumer.

Equifax: 2.5 Million More Americans May Be Affected By Hack

Oct 3, 2017
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Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen.
Equifax said the company it hired to investigate the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results "promptly." The company also said it would update its own notification for people who want to check if they were among those affected by Oct. 8.

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