Oct 04 2017
The company released the new figure after cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which Equifax hired to investigate the breach it disclosed on September 7, finished the forensic portion of its probe. NY has also issued a subpoena in regards to the massive breach and the city of San Francisco has opened up a lawsuit against Equifax on behalf of the 15 million Californians affected by the hack. Between May 13 and July 30, there is evidence to suggest that the attacker (s) continued to access sensitive information, exploiting the same Apache Struts vulnerability.
"It's not uncommon for us to engage forensic audit for instance, it's not uncommon for us to engage outside counsel to help us think things through when there is suspicious activity", he said.
"It's time we change the paradigm of who controls and who accesses credit data", he said.
"We're all going to have to work together to make sure that consumers are protected across the board", Lewis said, "this is just a new age, a new era where so much information is available across the board". Credit freezes-which have been widely recommended in the wake of the Equifax breach as a way to prevent identity theft-typically cost between $3 and $10, and fees are also charged anytime a customer wants to lift or reinstate a freeze.
When asked why a different web address was needed, Smith said the company had to create a new site because its usual web address simply wasn't able to deal with the anticipated deluge of visitors.
An Ontario resident files a proposed class action in the province, seeking $550 million in damages from Equifax, according to Toronto-based law firm Sotos LLP.
Equifax sent emails about the federal warning to workers responsible for the software, which is used in the company's consumer online disputes portal.
The update comes as Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, who announced his retirement last month, will testify in front of Congress starting Tuesday.
In addition to Congressional inquiries, the FBI is also looking into the data breach and has reportedly opened a criminal investigation. In its financial filings, it said it relies "extensively" on the "voluntary contribution on credit data from most lenders in the U.S".
"At the end of the day, companies have to be more vigilant about patching their software", said Dimitri Sirota, CEO of security software maker BigID. Both are replaced with internal employees on an interim basis effective immediately.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro came to the Capitol on Tuesday to blast Equifax and to throw his support behind a pair of bills meant to better protect consumers after breaches like the one that hit the credit reporting agency this summer. That lost data includes millions of people living in Washington and Oregon.
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) was also skeptical of Smith, as he said that a law should be set that would fine Equifax for every consumer who's been affected by the breach.
On March 15 Equifax ran a scan of its systems which should have discovered the patch hadn't been applied.
"As CEO, I was ultimately responsible for what happened on my watch", he said.
Instead, Mandiant says that approximately 8,000 Canadian consumers may have been impacted by the breach due to affected credit cards.
Oct 04 2017
Supreme Court set to hear gerrymandering case
Politicians from both parties have given the practice mixed reviews, but both parties have used it to tip power in their favor. Pennsylvania's congressional and state legislative maps are set to be redrawn in 2021, following the 2020 Census.
Oct 04 2017
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 pictured again ahead of launch
Expect the Pixel 2 XL to have slightly better battery life and come in "Just Black" and "Black & White" color variants. It looks like the pricing will start at $649 and $840 for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , according to earlier reports .
Oct 04 2017
3 bold predictions for Texans' home clash with Titans
With a quarter to spare Sunday, Watson became the first rookie in Texans history to throw three touchdowns in a game. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota left the game at halftime against the Houston Texans with a hamstring injury .
Oct 03 2017
San Francisco 49ers: 3 Takeaways vs
For the first time this season, tight end George Kittle is not on the 49ers' injury report . 49ers: At Indianapolis next Sunday. The good news is that the 49ers' pass rush has been somewhat lackluster to this point, tallying just three sacks on the season.
Oct 03 2017
Raiders lose QB Derek Carr for 2-6 weeks with back fracture
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be out two to six weeks with the back injury he suffered Sunday in Denver . Amerson out: Raiders cornerback David Amerson is in the concussion protocol for the second time this season.
Oct 02 2017
Dalvin Cook out following non-contact knee injury
After a solid rookie season, though, Decker hurt his shoulder during the offseason and needed surgery he's still recovering from. Reiff was given only minimal blocking help from teammates, an unofficial tally of only seven assists on Case Keenum's 30 passes.
Oct 02 2017
Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton sets National Football League record for career rushing TDs
A Offensive line: Newton was sacked only twice, and the first one was a scramble in which he got back to the line of scrimmage. Our offense played great last week and bailed us out, and they played great again this week, and we let them down".
Oct 02 2017
Nick Folk's last-second FG lifts Bucs over winless Giants
There was also a deep ball in the first quarter that fell incomplete after Marshall failed to put up much of a fight. The Bucs are prepared to face a Giants team that found some offensive tempo and are going with a hurry-up offense.
Oct 01 2017
Louisville Basketball Coach Rick Pitino, Athletic Director Fired Amid FBI Probe
Charges included using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents. The university is now on probation for a former basketball staff member hiring strippers to entertain recruits.
Oct 01 2017
Moore wins in Alabama, creating Senate Ag vacancy
Of course, as Politico reports , Republicans can just say they're not familiar with any controversial statements or beliefs. To make America great "we must make America good", Moore said in his victory speech according to the news website AL.com.
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