Canada to Investigate Scope of Equifax Hack

Canada to Investigate Scope of Equifax Hack

Canada to Investigate Scope of Equifax Hack

They will be replaced, respectively, by Mark Rohrwasser, who joined Equifax past year as head of the company's International IT operations, and Russ Ayres, most recently vice president of IT. "This incident was also covered in the media", Equinox said in a statement, Fortune reports. "The criminal hacking that was discovered on 29 July did not affect the customer databases hosted by the Equifax business unit that was the subject of the March event". In both incidents, the company hired the cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate.

The company disclosed on September 7 that the cybersecurity breach exposed the personal data of about 143 million Americans but, at that time, did not reveal the number of Canadians involved.

Equifax disclosed Friday that the personal details of up to 400,000 Brits may have been compromised.

"Selling a fee-based product that competes with Equifax's own free offer of credit monitoring services to victims of Equifax's own data breach is unfair", Jepsen said.

Equifax is already facing criticism for the long delay between the May breach and its revelation to consumers that their data had been stolen, which came four months later.

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Other attorneys general from New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and CT have also launched investigations into the breach.

In a separate investigation, state and federal regulators and law enforcers are investigating the data breach that Equifax suffered and attempting to determine who was behind the attack.

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) State Attorney General Marty Jackley is offering advice to tens of thousands of South Dakotans who may be at risk in the massive Equifax data breach.

"This is about making sure companies like Equifax do right by the consumer, by restoring trust, security, and privacy to millions of Americans", Sen.

Three Equifax executives sold shares of their company worth almost $2 million shortly after the breach was discovered. It's not entirely clear why Equifax was unable to patch the known vulnerability in March, before attackers exploited the dispute portal web application in May.

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