Equifax response to security breach is to request more personal information
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2   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 12, 10:17am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      


Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

Equifax negligently failed to maintain adequate technological safeguards to protect Ms. McHill and Mr. Reinhard’s information from unauthorized access by hackers,” the complaint stated. “Equifax knew and should have known that failure to maintain adequate technological safeguards would eventually result in a massive data breach. Equifax could have and should have substantially increased the amount of money it spent to protect against cyber-attacks but chose not to.”

The case was filed by the firm Olsen Daines PC along with Geragos & Geragos, a celebrity law firm known for blockbuster class actions. Ben Meiselas, an attorney for Geragos, said the class will seek as much as $70 billion in damages nationally.

3   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 12, 10:19am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I expect the 143 Million number to be upward revised.

And who the fuck should expect one year of credit monitoring at Equifaxes expense to be good enough??? It should be lifetime monitoring and free credit freezes and unfreezes for life as well.
4   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 12, 10:24am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      


Equifax facing more than 30 lawsuits in the U.S. after data breach affecting 143M

On Monday, the company said Equifax/status/907382924621819906">on Twitter that because of consumer feedback, it would waive all fees for customers wanting to freeze their Equifax credit files for the next 30 days.
6   Chicago_Guy   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 12, 7:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

On Tuesday, Equifax said it would waive all fees until Nov. 21 for people who want to freeze their Equifax credit files. It will also refund any fees that anyone has paid since Thursday, though the company would not say whether this would be automatic.

7   Rin   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 12, 7:48pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Equifax should simply file bankruptcy and walk.
8   Roidy   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 13, 6:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Rin says
Equifax should simply file bankruptcy and walk.

Gentle Reader,

If they did that, then there would be no reason to help anyone who's data was given away. I'm included in that. My info has been compromised, and I have had to endure this bullshit all summer long. My credit card numbers are floating around Europe, and I'm getting reports that charges are being refused on a regular basis.