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China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

China denied involvement in any hacking activities on Tuesday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of people.

Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data in Equifax breach, US says

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data.

Equifax hires financial executive Mark Begor as new CEO

Equifax tapped longtime financial industry executive Mark Begor as its new permanent CEO, the company said Wednesday, as Equifax continues to try to recover from fallout surrounding the company’s massive data breach.

Former Equifax executive charged with insider trading

Insider trading charges were announced Wednesday against a former Equifax executive who sold his shares for nearly $1 million before the company’s massive data breach was revealed to the public and the stock price plunged.

Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach

NEW YORK – Equifax said Thursday that an additional 2.4 million Americans were affected by last year’s data breach; however these newly disclosed consumers had significantly less personal information stolen. The company says the additional consumers only had their names and a partial driver’s license number stolen by the attackers, unlike the original 145.5 million Americans who had their Social Security numbers affected. Attackers were unable to get the state where the license was issued, the date of issuance or its expiration date.

Equifax: 4 executives didn’t commit insider trading

Equifax, the credit report company hacked over the summer exposing the personal information of 145 million Americans, said that a special committee has determined none of the four executives who sold shares at the time did anything wrong.

Under pressure from Congress, IRS suspends Equifax contract

The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach.

Equifax makes money by knowing a lot about you

NEW YORK – Equifax knows a lot about you. That is, in essence, how it makes money. The company and its competitors have in their files the personal financial information of tens of millions of Americans like you, going back decades. Your mortgage loan totals. When you switched from a Macy’s card to a Target card. How much you still owe for college.