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…
Equifax Inc. has insisted that three executives who sold off over a million dollars in shares just days after news of a massive hack of 143 million Americans’ financial data spread internally were not aware of the breach when they made the sales.
Equifax’s response to its data breach has been a total shitshow, something the company seems determined to remind us of each and every day.
Equifax, the credit reporting agency which recently lost said credit information on up to 143 million people to hackers, experienced another security breach months before it has already disclosed—and this news broke on the same day it was reported senior Equifax executives are being investigated for selling off stock…
Two Equifax executives—Chief Information Officer David Webb and Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin—are “retiring” in the wake of a security breach that allowed hackers to run off with financial and other private information for an estimated 143 million Americans.
Equifax, the major credit reporting agency which collected extensive financial data on hundreds of millions of Americans before losing said data on 143 million of those people to hackers, has finally explained what went wrong.
While Equifax refrained from using the word “hacked” last week, the credit reporting agency, nevertheless, disclosed a serious breach of its security involving the personal and sensitive information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
Equifax, the credit reporting agency which admitted on Thursday it had lost massive amounts of information for 143 million Americans including social security numbers, is not making it easy to understand what the people it screwed over should do.
We knew it wouldn’t be long before Congress demanded action in response to the Equifax data breach—particularly since several of its members are among the 143 million Americans who are pissed about having their Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed.