Displaying items by tag: Equifax

Thursday, 07 November 2019 14:34

NB: New GBG RGM is CC

Fraud, location and identity data intelligence specialist GBG has appointed Carol Chris as regional general manager for Australia.

Published in People Moves
Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:16

Equifax penalised $3.5m for consumer law breaches

Australia’s largest consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Information Services and Solutions is to pay penalties totalling $3.5 million for misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct in relation to credit report services.

Published in Strategy
Sunday, 23 September 2018 23:43

Aura brings security-with-a-service to Australia

Security solutions firm Aura Information Security says its RedShield product is worthy of a new acronym, SwaS, and that it would have protected American credit information provider Equifax if they had it in place.

Published in Security
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.

Published in Security
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:18

Hackers boast of ease of bypassing security

Most professional hackers say they could bypass security systems, locate critical data, and exfiltrate that data within 15 hours, and they label defence measures such as firewalls and antivirus as trivially easy to bypass.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security

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

Published in Security

The data leaked by US credit information provider Equifax may be much more than first disclosed, a report claims.

Published in Security

Global security vendor Centrify has warned that the major data breach revelations that have marked the past year would continue in 2018 as organisations struggle to recognise that “unmanaged trust is at the core of their cyber security vulnerability”.

Published in Security

The personal and financial data of about 40,000 Americans has leaked on the Web via an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, the security firm UpGuard reports.

Published in Security

Intelligent search and automated workflow tools maker InfoTrack has bought CreditorWatch, which is claimed to be Australia's fastest growing credit reporting company.

Published in Deals

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.

Published in Security
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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security
Thursday, 28 September 2017 04:21

Equifax breach identity fraud could last many years

Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc's massive data breach compromised the personal information of up to 143 million Americans and continues to dominate the news as even San Francisco city joins in the rage.

Published in Security

Technology companies, no matter their size or location, are never tired of talking about "innovation" and claiming that they have contributed to making the world a better place. The reality, however,  is quite different.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 22 September 2017 06:37

SEC breached, insider trading possible, agency says

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that its electronic data gathering, analysis and retrieval (EDGAR) test filing system was breached last year, adding that information that leaked could have been used for insider trading.

Published in Security
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:38

Equifax systems were breached in March: report

The systems of American credit information provider Equifax were breached back in March, according to a confidential note sent by the company to some customers.

Published in Security

Attackers who caused the data leak at American credit information provider Equifax, that led to the details of about 143 million being made public, are likely to have used a vulnerability in the Apache Struts Web application framework to gain entry.

Published in Security
Friday, 08 September 2017 09:31

US credit info provider leaks 143m user details

American credit information provider Equifax has disclosed that it learned on 29 July of a leak that involved the details of 143 million consumers.

Published in Security
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