Articles Tagged with ''data breach''

Richey May launches cybersecurity services

Information security expert John-Thomas Gaietto will serve as executive director
Accounting and advisory firm Richey May announced Thursday it launched a cybersecurity services practice, Richey May Technology Solutions, to help lenders and servicers protect themselves against online fraud and data attacks. The company also announced John-Thomas Gaietto, an information security expert, will serve as the service's executive director.
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Equifax reveals 2.4 million more people were victims of data breach

Additional names and partial driver’s license information stolen by hackers
Equifax revealed Thursday that an additional 2.4 million people are victims of the company’s 2017 data breach. Initially, the company said the personal information of approximately 143 million people was stolen. Now, it turns out that the number of victims is actually closer to 148 million.
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Equifax upgrades its digital security system

Announces partnership with Entersekt
Equifax announced Thursday it is creating some changes to its digital security system through its new integration with Entersekt, a push-based authentication and mobile app security company. Here’s everything you need to know about the new partnership.
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House Democrats push Equifax to provide more protection for data breach victims

Want Equifax to provide three years of identify theft protection
In the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers to hackers, Equifax offered to provide a number of services to the affected consumers, including one year of identity theft protection. But, in the eyes of all 19 Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Equifax is not doing enough to make those consumers whole again.
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Equifax names new chief information security officer

Jamil Farschi to oversee information security for credit agency
Equifax has hired Jamil Farschi as the credit agency's new chief information security officer. Farschi is tasked with revamping Equifax's information security program following its massive 2017 data breach that saw the information of 145 million consumers exposed to hackers.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Equifax breach might have been worse than anyone thought

And CFPB taking a back seat on enforcement
A new revelation shows Equifax’s data breach, which occurred last year and affected about 145.5 million consumers, may have been worse than anyone thought. And CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced the agency is enforcing the law but not being aggressive under his leadership.
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CFPB reportedly pulling back from Equifax data breach investigation

Reuters reports that bureau is not aggressively pursuing investigation
In another signal that Mick Mulvaney’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will operate far differently than it did under Richard Cordray, the CFPB is reportedly pulling back from its investigation in the data breach at Equifax, which exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers to hackers.
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Financial services groups ask Congress to pursue new data breach rules

Bankers, title companies lay out vision for data security legislation
Credit reporting agencies are far from the only companies that house consumers’ data. Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, title insurers and other companies are also tasked with safeguarding the information they possess. And now, the trade groups that represent many of those companies are also asking for the government to enact new data security rules.
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