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History[edit] The Equifax Inc. is a provider of information on customer credits. The Equifax Group gathers and gathers information about more than 800 million individuals and more than 88 million companies around the world. Established in 1899 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, it is one of the three biggest information bureaus along with Experian and TransUnion (known as the "Big Three").

Equifax has $3.1 billion in sales and more than 9,000 people in 14 markets. Equifax in September 2017 heralded a burglary of an alleged May-July 2017 burglary [9], where 145 individuals were attacked by criminals. Five million pieces of U.S. Equifax consumer information, personally identifiable information, which includes full name, social insurance numbers, date of birth, address and driver's license number.

The Equifax also verified that at least 209,000 consumer transactions were recorded during the assault. Equifax reported on March 1, 2018 that 2.4 million extra US clients were affected by the injury. They claim to have uncovered clues to the July 29, 2017 cyber crime incident. Established in 1899 by Cator and Guy Woolford in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax was a retail banking group.

In the 1960', the Retail credit firm was one of the nation's biggest lending agencies, keeping records of billions of Americans and Canadians. Although the firm continues to provide loan information, most of its operations reported to insurers as individuals requested new policy coverage, which includes personal accident, car, fire and health coverage.

The largest part of the lending work was then carried out by a retail agency, the Retailers commercial agency. Later, the firm grew into business lending to businesses in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, competing with Dun & Bradstreet and Experian. It also had a department that sold specific loan information to the insurers, but it outsourced this activity, which included the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) as ChoicePoint in 1997.

GeoTrust previously provided CA software solutions, which it divested to GeoTrust in September 2001. The same year, Equifax established the Payments Business and founded the public limited liability corporation Certegy, which in 2006 took over Fidelity National Information Systems. Equifax began in 1999 to offer additional retail banking solutions, such as loan fraud protection and ID thievery.

EquityFax and other loan control firms are legally obligated to make available to U.S. citizens a free loan database publication every 12 month; the Annualcreditreport.com website contains information from U.S. EquityFax's loan history. A Motherboard October 2017 article, around December 2016, reported that a safety investigator who examined Equifax server research found that an on-line gateway that appeared to be open only to Equifax staff was open to the intranet.

Overall, the scientist downloads the files of several hundred thousand Americans to show Equifax the weaknesses in his system. You said you could have retrieved the files of all Equifax clients in 10 minutes: "The same kinds of commercially-sensitive private information of U.S. users (names, date of birth, national insurance numbers, etc.) were disclosed as in the May-July violation, according to the motherboard.

In addition, vulnerability analysts indicated that they could obtain shell control over Equifax server resources and detected and reported Equifax exploits. The Equifax break is probably the most serious of all, for one easy reason: the breathtaking amount of extremely sensible information she has passed on to thieves.

Uncovered was also that three Equifax leaders were selling nearly $1.8 million of their corporate share holding companies personally holding nearly $1.8 million a day after Equifax detected the break, but more than a months before the break was released. On September 18, Bloomberg stated that the U.S. Department of Justice had opened an inquiry to establish whether or not inside trade law had been infringed.

70 ] "As Bloomberg states, these deals were not pre-planned deals, but deals on August 2, three working days following the company's discovery of the attack. Surane, Jennifer; Melin, Anders (26 September 2017). "After Uproar Over Massive Hack, Equifax CEO Richard Smith resigns." Returned on September 27, 2017. EQUIFAX INC.

Returned on March 31, 2018. 14th September 2017. Returned on September 15, 2017. Company Profile. equifax.co.uk. Equifax. Returned on December 8, 2014. All Products and Solutions Equifax. Equifax.com. Returned on September 23, 2017. Equifax. "Equifax All Credit Score, Credit Report & Identity Theft Products." Equifax.com. Returned on September 23, 2017.

Free credit report. Returned on September 23, 2017. The vertiginous number of CFPB complaints against Equifax since 2012 should make you angry". 18th September 2017. Returned on September 18, 2017. Equifax just detected 2,4M more bank robberies. Brought back 2018-03-01. Equifax Blog, Equifax Acquires Anakam. 17 July 2012.

Archives from the originals on 17 July 2012. Returned on September 10, 2017. Kearney, Brendan (October 4, 2011). "The Equifax acquires the locally based company Thority. Ann Carrns (14 September 2018). "The freeze on loans will now be free of charge. Returned on September 22, 2018. Brian Krebs (May 9, 2018). "You think you got your loan freeze taken off?

Returned on September 22, 2018. CreditMantri joins forces with Equifax to offer free of charge individual Creditworthiness and Debt History". Returned on April 17, 2018. Free of charge loans from financial services gateways. April 17, 2017. Returned on April 17, 2018. At Equifax, safety deficiencies were known even before it was compromised even a few month ago". Bounced 2017-10-29.

Riley, Michael, Anita Sharpe and Jordan Robertson, "Equifax was suffering from a hack almost five month before the date on which it was released," Bloomberg News, September 18-19, 2017. Why the Equifax Disruption is Probably the Badest Personally Identifiable Information Disruption of All Time". Returned on September 10, 2017. Haselton, Todd (September 7, 2017).

"Equifax loan bureau says a cyber-break could impact 143 million US consumers." cnbc.com. Returned on September 8, 2017. "In March Equifax did not manage to fix the vulnerability: former CEO". reuters.com. Brought back on October 3, 2017. Hern, Alex (September 8, 2017). "The Equifax said Equifax should tell the British if they are at stake after a violation".

Returned on September 11, 2017. Isai, Vjosa (7 September 2017). "Canadian among 143 million humans affected by Equifax Hack." Hackers were targeting name, social security numbers, date of birth, address and driver's license numbers, Equifax said in a declaration. Equifax confirmed that the British are affected by the violation. 15th September 2017. Returned on September 16, 2017.

Ligaya, Armina (19 September 2017). "The Equifax says that 100,000 Canadians are affected by cyber attacks." Returned on September 21, 2017. Equifax doubled the number of Canadians affected by the injury, now more than 19,000 CBC News. Bounced 2018-06-23. Equifax Releases Details of the Cybersecurity Incident, announces personnel changes". investor.equifax.com.

Returned on September 16, 2017. Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information Equifax. Returned on September 7, 2017. Melin, Anders (September 7, 2017). "Before Cyber Hack was unveiled, three Equifax managers sold shares." Returned on September 8, 2017. Chris (September 8, 2017). "The Equifax is already on the brink of the biggest ever collective action." bgr.com.

Returned on September 8, 2017. Thadani, Trisha (September 13, 2017). "against Equifax in San Jose Supreme Court." Returned on September 13, 2017. A Guide to Surviving the Equifax Data Breach". Returned on September 12, 2017. Dear Ron (September 10, 2017). "Here is your next concern after Equifax Break: Vulnerable PINs."

Returned on September 12, 2017. How to Freezing Your Balance After a Violation". Returned on September 12, 2017. Fung, Brian (9 September 2017). "In the aftermath of the Equifax break, learn how to suspend your loan to help defend your identity". 7 March 2017. Returned on September 16, 2017. "The Equifax error was not fixed and Equifax acknowledges that Apache Struts is responsible for the loss of data".

Returned on September 14, 2017. Neglect ing to fix the two-month-old error caused a huge Equifax breach". Returned on September 14, 2017. Returned on September 29, 2017. "The Equifax hacker has stolen 200,000 card details from transactions history." Returned on September 29, 2017. "Disclosing Equifax violations would have violated the strict new European rules". Returned on September 29, 2017.

Shaban, Hamza (September 15, 2017). "<font color="#ffff00">Two Equifax managers will be retiring after major privacy breaches. Returned on September 17, 2017. "The Equifax bowel rules were followed just before you hacked." Equifax Inc. Contributions to Federal Candidates, 2016 Series. Lazarus, David (19 September 2017). "In spite of Equifax hacks, GOP legislators want to de-regulate loan agencies".

Returned on September 20, 2017. New Equifax Chief Executive Officer provides consumer with "sincere and complete apology". Brought back on October 20, 2017. Wise, Elizabeth; Bomey, Nathan (October 2, 2017). "The Equifax Break Hits 2. Brought back on October 4, 2017. Equifax says 15. Two million British data sets disclosed during Internet attacks". 10 October 2017.

Brought back on October 11, 2017. Current information about the Equifax Cybercrime - CNSC Site. www.ncsc.gov.uk. Brought back on October 13, 2017. Equifax hackers stolen information about 693,665 British residents - cancer about security". krebsonsecurity.com. Brought back on October 11, 2017. Employees; Representatives (11 October 2017). Brought back on October 11, 2017.

Equifax has reached 694,000 British clients. 10 October 2017. Brought back on October 11, 2017. Equifax Breach revealed driver's licence data for 11 million Americans. www.msn.com. Brought back on October 13, 2017. "In addition to everything else, Equifax chippers have received 10 million driver's licenses." Brought back on October 13, 2017. Equifax Hockers have received driver's licence information on 10M Americans.

Brought back on October 13, 2017. 6 unanswered questions for Equifax after a massive data breach of 143 million Americans". Returned on September 8, 2017. Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information ". equifaxsecurity2017.com. Equifax. 2017. Returned on September 13, 2017. Melin, Anders (September 7, 2017). "Before Cyber Hack was unveiled, three Equifax managers sold shares."

Solon, Olivia (September 7, 2017). "Equifax creditors say the 143 million American ID numbers are hacked out." Returns on September 11, 2017.... Morley, Katie (September 8, 2017). "The Equifax hack: Forty-four million Britons were afraid that their private information had been taken in a serious US violation. Returned on September 9, 2017. Equifax Stock sales Are the Focus of U.S. Criminal Probe".

18th September 2017. Returned on September 18, 2017. "Equifax 6 hacks rumor facts". Returned on September 12, 2017. Equifax' Hack-Checker is a heated jumble -- here's what to do". Returned on September 10, 2017. "¿Equifax or Équiphish? Brought back on October 13, 2017. Chacos, Brad (September 8, 2017). "The Equifax hack:

Returned on September 13, 2017. Robertson, Adi (September 8, 2017). "Could you join a collective lawsuit using Equifax's free ID antitheft service? Mosendz, Polly; Nasiripour, Shahien (September 8, 2017). "Equifax's hacking nightmare will get even bigger for the victims." Returned on September 13, 2017. Fung, Brian (September 8, 2017).

"Registering on the Equifax help page risks losing your statutory rights". chicagotribune.com. Returned on September 13, 2017. Equifax is at last responding to consumers' dizzying misgivings about statutory rights". Returned on September 8, 2017. Equifax (12 September 2017). "equifax.com Conditions of Use". Archives from the originals on 15 September 2017.

Returned on February 16, 2018. What Equifax owe us all: Free credits for beginners and many responses in all agencies". 12th September 2017. Returned on September 13, 2017. Cherry, Melissa (12 September 2017). "The Equifax waives its credit-freeze fee for 30 days". Lipehacker. Returned on September 13, 2017.

Astor, Maggie (September 20, 2017). "Somebody created a forged Equifax site. Equifax then connected to it". Returned on September 21, 2017. Equifax is sending injury casualties to a bogus alert site. Returned on September 21, 2017. "The Equifax has been guiding victim to a bogus phone site for weeks." Returned on September 21, 2017.

Equifax is said to have used'admin' as default in Argentina". Returned on September 16, 2017. Equifax will suffer another loss of information. 13th September 2017. Returned on September 16, 2017. The Equifax application has vanished from Apple's Apple Store and Google Player. 11th September 2017. Returned on September 16, 2017. Here is why Equifax got its apps from Apple and Google last week".

15th September 2017. Returned on September 16, 2017. Brought back on October 11, 2017. Equifax gives your pay histories to anyone with your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of bore/boing boing. boingboing.net. Brought back on October 11, 2017.

Goodin, Dan (October 12, 2017). "The Equifax website compromised again, this again for forwarding to a bogus flash update." Brought back on October 12, 2017. "The Equifax may have been chopped again and is no longer even funny." Brought back on October 12, 2017. "The Equifax website chopped again." Brought back on October 12, 2017. Puzzanghera, Jim; Raab, Lauren (October 12, 2017).

"The Equifax website is apparently hacked." Brought back on October 12, 2017. "The Equifax competitor TransUnion also posts website users to vicious sites." Brought back on October 13, 2017. "Third-party script redirects to Equifax, TransUnion sites | SecurityWeek.Com". www.securityweek.com. Brought back on October 13, 2017. David, Kravets (October 13, 2017). "Following the second mishap, the IRS suspended Equifax's Tax Payer ID Treaty."

Returned on October 16, 2017. Equifax pays $250,000 to bill fees. 30 July 2003. Brought back on July 23, 2007. Patrick, Robert (February 8, 2014). Returned on February 18, 2014. A $18 million lesson in the treatment of loan reporting errors. Returned on August 2, 2013. Equifax must reimburse $18.6 million after it failed to repair the Oregon woman's loan reports.

Archives from the originals on 29 July 2013. Returned on July 26, 2013. Jury Awards $18. 6M to Equifax Credit Report Mix-up. Returned on July 29, 2013. Equifax weights an attractive $18. 6M Consumers' Choice Awards. Returned on July 31, 2013. Judge Cutting Oregon Women's Prize in the Equifax Case. Bounced back on February 3, 2015.

Debra Cassens (February 11, 2014). Returned on February 18, 2014. Gershman, Jacob (February 10, 2014). Returned on February 18, 2014. "so he' s suing Equifax." Returned on April 22, 2014. Former Equifax executive in charge of insider dealing. 28 June 2018. The SEC today challenged Equifax software engineer Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu's handling of sensitive information obtained during the creation of a website for users affected by a privacy violation by filing a lawsuit in Atlanta today.

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