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Equifax apologizes to customers with free credit-locking service

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/ShutterstockEquifax really, really doesn't want you to hate them. The company launched an apology tour for its massive data breach on Wednesday with a letter from the interim CEO, published in The Wall Street Journal, weeks after it revealed that a hack had exposed the personal information

Equifax used a really dumb password to protect employee data

Image: Getty ImagesOh, Equifax. Things just keep getting worse. Equifax protected some accounts connected to an internal portal in Argentina with the password "admin," in a move that was either incredibly amateur or hubristic (or both).  SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax The screwup was discovered

Equifax security and information executives are stepping down

Top executives at Equifax are retiring effective immediately, according to the WSJ. Susan Mauldin was the company’s chief security officer and David Webb was the chief information officer. The report says the executives are retiring, though, in the wake of the company’s major security breach, “retire” feels like an euphemism for

A perfect storm of corporate idiocy

At this point in the game there should be a single page on every corporate website, preferably accessible from its front page, that includes the name and all contact details for the Chief Security Officer, including the last four digits of her social security number. It should be her

Senator says Equifax should offer customers free credit security freezes

Equifax’s handling of the massive data breach that affected 143 million people has been ineffective, Senator Brian Schatz wrote today in a letter to Equifax (embedded at bottom of post). He says what Equifax has offered customers, a one-year complimentary subscription to credit monitoring, is “inadequate for several reasons.”

Doing The Right Thing: Equifax Just Released The Other 182 Million Social Security Numbers Because They Realized Theyre Not Responsible Enough To Have Them Anymore

After a massive hack of its servers exposed 140 million Social Security numbers, you’d expect Equifax to play the blame game. But instead, the credit reporting company is doing something amazing: Equifax executives have just announced that they’ve released the other 182 million Social Security numbers in their possession

Its time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto

The private data of 143 million Equifax “customers” is now available for download. Have no doubt: This means you will be hacked. This means your SIM card can be spoofed. This means someone will try to get into your email and online accounts. This means someone will try to