Canadian consumers more in the dark than United States counterparts about Equifax hack

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       Some consumers haven’t been able to get through to Equifax by phone or online

Equifax has a website - www.equifaxsecurity2017.com - where one can input a last name and partial Social Security number and find out if the company believes that person is affected by the hack and exposure of information. "We'll pursue this investigation wherever it leads us and as long as it takes to protect every Pennsylvanian and American whose personal, financial information was compromised". Since then, Mauldin has resigned from her position as Equifax's CISO. He previously served as chief operations officer at Silicon Valley Bank and as a vice president at Goldman Sachs.

The company said Friday that its internal investigation is "still ongoing", and that the company "continues to work closely with the FBI in its investigation".

At least two congressional hearings on the Equifax breach have been announced.

Yet as noted in our analysis Equifax and data privacy: Are consumers powerless?

Also Friday, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate subcommittee on Social Security urged Social Security Administration to consider nullifying its contract with Equifax and consider making the company ineligible for future government contracts.

She says according to the information in the lawsuit, Equifax was aware of this breach at the end of July, but didn't make it known to the public until September 7th. Mark Rohrwasser has been appointed interim chief information officer...

The slow pace of information could be good or bad news for consumers in the Great White North. Congress must act to protect consumer privacy, along with people's ability to get a loan, to buy a vehicle or even get a new job. And if the thief uses your identity to take out a prescription, that goes on your medical record. "The criminal's not going to pay it - and soon enough there could be a warrant out for your arrest". About 4.0 percent of the 17 million reported cases of identity theft a year ago were of the "criminal variety".

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she plans to sue Equifax after a data breach at the company affected up to almost 3 million state residents. "This is a unique situation because of the quality of data that was stolen along with the scale of the breach".

While not the largest-ever breach - Yahoo attacks leaked data on as many as one billion accounts - the Equifax incident could prove the most damaging because of the high-value of the data stolen. There are services that can monitor your credit for suspicious activity - but watch out for hefty fees and trial periods.

"It's only right that the CEO and board step down if they can't reach this modicum of corporate decency by next week", he said.

A number of Apache Struts vulnerabilities recently have been identified, Galloway noted, including a number of flaws Cisco uncovered in the open source framework just a week ago. After patching the application, Equifax brought the web portal back online.

However, the privacy commissioner said that at this point, it is not clear that the affected data was limited to Canadians with USA dealings.

Richard Smith, Equifax's chief executive, apologized for the breach in an op-ed published by USA Today earlier this week.

Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company "effective immediately". The bill is also being sponsored by Brian Schatz from Hawaii.

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