Displaying items by tag: Credit information provider

Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:53

UK fines Equifax $900,000 over leaking Britons' data

The British Information Commissioner's Office has hit American credit information provider Equifax with a fine of £500,000 (A$909,321) over a data breach which the US firm disclosed on 7 September 2017 and which it said had occurred between mid-May and July that year. Passwords of British customers were stored in plain text, the ICO said.

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A former chief information officer at American credit information provider Equifax has been charged with insider trading before the company revealed in September last year that it had suffered a massive data breach.

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American credit information provider Equifax has identified another 2.4 million customers affected by a data breach it first disclosed in September last year.

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The US Internal Revenue Service has temporarily suspended a short-term contract worth US$7.25 million with credit information provider Equifax for identity proofing services.

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:49

Equifax says 15.2m UK records also exposed

American credit information provider Equifax has announced that about 15.2 million British client records were exfiltrated from its systems, affecting about 700,000 consumers.

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Less than a month after American credit information provider Equifax announced a major data breach, the US Internal Revenue Service has awarded the company a US$7.25 million contract to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud.

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