Sep 14 2017
143 million Americans' personal and financial information has been exposed due to a breach of information from Equifax. And they were not happy about it.
Just as important, though, is the lesson this disaster provides for the myriad other companies and agencies responsible for keeping our private data safe. Once a consumer's credit report is frozen, the only person who can "thaw" it is the account holder, using a specially designated PIN code.
"We pride ourselves on being a leader in managing and protecting data, and we are conducting a thorough review of our overall security operations", said Richard Smith, Equifax chairman and chief executive, when the breach was revealed.
"As of Saturday, Sept. 9, we are waiving all charges for placing or removing a security freeze on an Equifax credit file during the enrollment period for the credit file monitoring and identity theft protection service we are offering for free to all USA consumers".
"Consumers and media have raised legitimate concerns about the services we offered and the operations of our call center and website". It was more than a month before the rest of us were told our data was hacked. I'm still waiting for replies.
Identity thieves like to test your card with small purchases to see if the fraudulent transaction goes through.
Bloomberg: The Category 5 Equifax Hurricane - "We just have to take a moment and let our collective jaws hang open in abject stupefaction".
It says the data breach is "contained, " and the Canadian breach may have involved names, addresses and social insurance numbers.
Once the application has been received, the agency will decide whether to approve your request for a new number. A credit freeze doesn't stop a thief from abusing existing bank, credit card or investment accounts.
It is not clear, however, exactly how consumers can do this. And in June of this year, Anthem agreed to pay $115 million to settle litigation over a 2015 hacking that compromised about 79 million people's personal information. It should not be that complicated. How can you protect yourself against this? The company sure seems to want people to sign up for that product instead of freezing their files.
"These lapses may potentially represent a systemic failure by firms now incentivized to collect and store highly sensitive identification and financial data for Americans", Warner said. But deep in the fine print of its terms and conditions contract, as well as the purpose-built site, it states that receiving help from the company may in turn legally waive their right to a lawsuit.
Equifax has warned, though, that credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were exposed in the breach, as was "personal identifying information" on roughly 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes.
Consumers must place a freeze separately at each of the three credit bureaus - Experian, Equifax and TransUnion - and each may levy the fees.
I reached out to Adams to ask whether he would be resigning in the wake of the lackluster response to victims' outrage.
"No, but for the record I am considering dropping my NYT subscription and picking up the Wash Post!" was the reply.
Sep 13 2017
Hosts win first T20 by 20 runs
Global players also known as World XI team has already arrived in the Stadium and was welcomed by people with a standing ovation. Collingwood hoped that the World XI team will bounce back in the second match against Pakistan to level the series .
Sep 13 2017
At least 10 dead in Cuba from Irma
He said the water, electricity and sewage systems in the Keys were non-operational, and that trailer parks had been "overturned". Drake then shared a video of Brewer bracing the same winds, which he said reached at least 117 miles per hour .
Sep 13 2017
Storm hits west coast of Florida
Almost 7.2 million homes and businesses are without power in multiple states as Tropical Storm Irma moves through the Southeast. Early estimates of Hurricane Irma damage show that the storm will be one of the most expensive natural disasters of all time.
Sep 12 2017
White House defends decision to fire Comey after Bannon interview
Bannon , who is Catholic, said the bishops, "have an economic interest in unlimited immigration, unlimited illegal immigration". Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says that Trump's biggest blunder was firing former FBI Director James Comey .
Sep 11 2017
Cañon City's Out of the Darkness walk exceeds fundraiser goal
Suicide rates among teenagers are a particular concern. "Hopefully they see mine, and if they need support, i can help them". It could be the lifesaving intervention for the deeply depressed person, the person who has lost all hope and wish to live.
Sep 11 2017
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Of course, it's only Week 1, so there are no insurances Jacksonville is for real despite its first-place status in the AFC South. They step into a really tough situation on Sunday, facing the Texans who will be welcomed like heroes following the hurricane.
Sep 11 2017
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Eventually the two combine, causing the movie's eponymous Category 7 storm which threatens a global catastrophe. But what about that Yes to a role for climate change? The effects of climate change are no longer subtle.
Sep 11 2017
Better day for London trio but Manchester clubs head table
The Red Devils are top of the Premier League table after having scored 10 goals without reply in their opening three games. Lukaku joined Manchester United this season and he is already looking forward to playing with the big swede striker.
Sep 11 2017
Texans fall 29-7 to Jaguars in Week 1
Jacksonville hasn't been to the playoffs or had a winning season since 2007. "He's got to stay focused and stay in his game". He hauled in a pass from Blake Bortles on the play before being shoved out of bounds by Houston cornerback Kevin Johnson.
Sep 10 2017
Auburn's offensive performance against Clemson was worst of Gus Malzahn era
Once Bryant appeared to be OK, ESPN announcer Steve Levy made up a phrase that some are having a big problem with. Auburn held Georgia Southern to 78 total yards , the lowest total the Tigers have allowed since 1985.
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