House Democrats Join Everyone Else in Letting Equifax Off Easy for Catastrophic Hack

After Equifax’s negligence allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, the company promised to give everyone free credit monitoring for a year. But House Democrats have formally requested that Equifax extend the monitoring from one year to three years. Even that, however, feels pretty…

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In Laughably Vague Statement, Consumer Watchdog Insists It's 'Looking Into' Equifax Hack [Updated: CFPB Keeps Sending Us Emails Filled With Bullshit Platitudes and It's Really Just Embarrassing Now]

This morning, a spokesperson from the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) emailed Gizmodo a Very Serious Statement™. They wanted us to include this Very Serious Statement™ in our blog post about the CFPB not giving a shit about the Equifax hack. And it’s so hilariously vague that it only supports the…

President Trump's Head of Consumer Protection Doesn't Give a Shit About Investigating the Equifax Breach

In any normal society, the top executives at Equifax would be hauled in front of Congress, many would be thrown in prison, the company would be shut down, and all of the company’s assets would be seized. But we don’t live in a normal society—a fact that has become even more clear today.

Equifax Investigation Clears Execs Who Dumped Stock Before Hack Announcement

Equifax discovered on July 29th that it had been hacked, losing the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 143 million Americans—and then just a few days later, several of its executives sold stock worth a total of nearly $1.8 million. When the hack was publicly announced in September, Equifax’s…

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Congressman Asks Homeland Security to Rectify Equifax's $7 Million Dollar IRS Contract

If you’ve spent any time in front of C-SPAN this week, you’ve probably seen Congress repeatedly taking Equifax’s former CEO out to the woodshed. It’s been quite the shellacking. And it almost seemed as if we’d finally reached a breaking point. America wasn’t going to put up with companies recklessly handling our…

Equifax Was Warned About Vulnerability But Failed To Patch It

Equifax’s former CEO Richard Smith—who “retired” after a massive data breach at his company resulted in the theft of personal information for more than 143 million people—is set to testify before a Congressional subcommittee on consumer protection tomorrow. Smith will be expected to explain exactly how Equifax…