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Software company: Equifax failed to install the security updates - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Software company: Equifax failed to install the security updatesAtlanta Business ChronicleThe Apache Struts Software Foundation said Thursday that the exploit hackers used to breach Equifax's data had been patched months before Equifax's Sept. 9 breach acknowledgement, and that "the Equifax data compromise was due to their failure to ...and more »

Equifax Fallout: Lawsuits and Gestures to Customers - CIO Today;

Equifax Fallout: Lawsuits and Gestures to Customers - CIO Today

CIO TodayEquifax Fallout: Lawsuits and Gestures to CustomersCIO TodayEquifax faces new lawsuits and is trying to make new gestures to customers in the wake of its disclosure last week that it exposed vital data like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans. It's already come under fire from members of ...and more »

Equifax faces FTC investigation into data breach - Financial Times;

Equifax faces FTC investigation into data breach - Financial Times

Financial TimesEquifax faces FTC investigation into data breachFinancial TimesThe US Federal Trade Commission is probing Equifax's handling of a data breach that exposed sensitive information on 143m Americans, the agency confirmed on Thursday in a rare public acknowledgment of a live investigation. "The FTC typically does not ...and more »

Equifax data breach: Identity-theft hackers exploited flaw experts flagged in March - WHAS 11.com;

Equifax data breach: Identity-theft hackers exploited flaw experts flagged in March - WHAS 11.com

WHAS 11.comEquifax data breach: Identity-theft hackers exploited flaw experts flagged in MarchWHAS 11.comSAN FRANCISCO — Cybersecurity professionals who track down bugs discovered, created a fix for, and told the industry about the vulnerability that allowed attackers into the Equifax network two months before the company was hit by hackers. "The Equifax ...and more »

FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to Enron - Yahoo Singapore News;

FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to Enron - Yahoo Singapore News

Yahoo Singapore NewsFTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to EnronYahoo Singapore NewsCredit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell. More. By Dustin Volz and Susan Heavey. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on ...and more »

Equifax hack likely affected only Canadians with dealings in US - Sudbury.com;

Equifax hack likely affected only Canadians with dealings in US - Sudbury.com

Sudbury.comEquifax hack likely affected only Canadians with dealings in USSudbury.comTORONTO — Equifax Canada's customer service agents are telling callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to be affected by the massive hack announced last week. 0. 17 m by: Canadian Press. cpt103425151.and more »

Scam Alert: Don't fall for callers claiming to be from Equifax - FOX43.com;

Scam Alert: Don't fall for callers claiming to be from Equifax - FOX43.com

FOX43.comScam Alert: Don't fall for callers claiming to be from EquifaxFOX43.comWASHINGTON D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a potential phone scam involving callers claiming to be from Equifax, according to a post on the FTC's website Thursday. The scammers are attempting to exploit the recent ...and more »

FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax breach - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax breachFort Wayne Journal GazetteWASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax, adding America's top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and regulators expressing alarm over ...and more »

The Lingering Risk of the Equifax Hack - Newsmax;

The Lingering Risk of the Equifax Hack - Newsmax

NewsmaxThe Lingering Risk of the Equifax HackNewsmaxA logo sign outside of the headquarters of the consumer credit rating firm Equifax in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 1, 2012. The company recently revealed a data breach that could have comprised the personal information of up to 143 million people.and more »

Equifax stock tumbles as FTC confirms investigation into mammoth data breach - CNBC;

Equifax stock tumbles as FTC confirms investigation into mammoth data breach - CNBC

CNBCEquifax stock tumbles as FTC confirms investigation into mammoth data breachCNBCApache Software Foundation says the breach happened because Equifax didn't do security upgrades in a timely manner. Liz Moyer. Published 51 Mins Ago | Updated 1 Min Ago CNBC.com. SHARES ...and more »

US FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to Enron - Reuters India

US FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to EnronReuters IndiaCredit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's ...and more »

Equifax data breach: Feds start investigation - USA TODAY;

Equifax data breach: Feds start investigation - USA TODAY

USA TODAYEquifax data breach: Feds start investigationUSA TODAYEquifax is now under federal investigation. The Federal Trade Commission, a consumer watchdog agency, confirmed Thursday it's investigating the credit reporting agency for hacker attacks on its data systems that compromised personal data on nearly half ...and more »

Equifax Falls After Signs It Was Slow to Fix Flaw Hackers Used - Bloomberg;

Equifax Falls After Signs It Was Slow to Fix Flaw Hackers Used - Bloomberg

BloombergEquifax Falls After Signs It Was Slow to Fix Flaw Hackers UsedBloombergEquifax Inc. tumbled in New York trading after saying the hackers that stole data on 143 million U.S. consumers exploited a vulnerability that the company could have fixed two months before it was breached. The disclosure suggests that Equifax may have ...and more »

FTC is investigating the Equifax breach - WENY-TV

FTC is investigating the Equifax breachWENY-TVIn an unusual move, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Thursday that it has opened a probe into the Equifax debacle, which may have compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million Americans. "The FTC typically does not ...and more »

What caused the Equifax breach? Failure to patch a bug - CIO Dive

What caused the Equifax breach? Failure to patch a bugCIO DiveFollowing Equifax's announcement of the data breach of 143 million U.S. consumers, Equifax said hackers were able to access its network through an unpatched vulnerability on a website application. Attackers were able to exploit a web application ...and more »

Equifax has terrible information security practices, and that resulted in multiple breaches - Boing Boing;

Equifax has terrible information security practices, and that resulted in multiple breaches - Boing Boing

Boing BoingEquifax has terrible information security practices, and that resulted in multiple breachesBoing BoingA patch for the vulnerability ("Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638") was issued on March 6. Equifax's website was breached by exploiting the bug in "mid-May," more than two months after the patch was issued. In the interim, there were widespread reports of ...and more »

Equifax Fallout: FTC Launches Probe, Websites and Phones ... - NBCNews.com;

Equifax Fallout: FTC Launches Probe, Websites and Phones ... - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comEquifax Fallout: FTC Launches Probe, Websites and Phones ...NBCNews.comIn an unusual move, the FTC announced Thursday it had launched a probe into the Equifax data breach, turning up the heat on the credit bureau after it ...and more »

Federal Trade Commission probes Equifax hack, shares tumble - STLtoday.com;

Federal Trade Commission probes Equifax hack, shares tumble - STLtoday.com

STLtoday.comFederal Trade Commission probes Equifax hack, shares tumbleSTLtoday.comThis July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File). The Associated Press. WASHINGTON • The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into the massive data breach at ...and more »

FTC Probing Equifax After Massive Data Breach - NBC Connecticut;

FTC Probing Equifax After Massive Data Breach - NBC Connecticut

NBC ConnecticutFTC Probing Equifax After Massive Data BreachNBC ConnecticutEquifax updated its website and removed the language saying signing up for free credit monitoring means waiving your rights to sue the company. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017). Equifax, already facing ...and more »

Federal probe launched after Equifax data breach - Palm Beach Post;

Federal probe launched after Equifax data breach - Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach PostFederal probe launched after Equifax data breachPalm Beach PostThe Federal Trade Commission on Thursday confirmed that it is investigating a massive data breach at credit reporting giant Equifax that exposed the sensitive information of millions of Americans. >> Read more trending news. Peter Kaplan, FTC's acting ...and more »