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  • Equifax expecting punishment from CFPB and FTC over massive data breach

    Reveals CFPB is planning to levy a fine
    Equifax is expecting various forms of punishment from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission over the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers, the company revealed recently.
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  • Massive data breach involving millions of mortgage documents just got much worse

    Original mortgage documents found on separate exposed server
    The massive data breach involving more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents, which HousingWire reported on Wednesday, just got much, much worse as an investigation unearthed a separate unprotected server that provided access to some of the original documents to anyone who happened upon it online.
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  • Millions of sensitive mortgage documents exposed in massive data breach

    TechCrunch reports on exposure of 10 years of mortgage documents
    Millions of sensitive mortgage documents were left exposed on the internet for two weeks in a massive data breach that could affect an unknown number of people. According to a report from TechCrunch, more than 24 million mortgage and banking documents were found online in an unprotected database.
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  • Ukrainian man jailed for selling hacked financial information that led to $31 million loss

    Ruslan Yeliseyev sold more than 60,000 credit card numbers, online banking logins
    A Ukrainian man will spend the next six years in a U.S. prison after being convicted of trafficking in stolen financial information, including more than 60,000 credit card numbers and online banking logins. The stolen and trafficked personal information led to an estimated loss of $31 million from the victims’ online banking accounts and credit cards.
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  • T-Mobile hit by data breach, 2 million customers affected

    Company says financial information was not exposed
    T-Mobile announced this week it has experienced a data breach that exposed the personal information of two million of its customers to hackers. In a note to customers, the company said that the information exposed did not include personal financial data, such as credit card information, or sensitive personal information like Social Security numbers and passwords.
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  • More executive changes at Equifax: Former interim CEO to lead U.S. information business

    Paulino do Rego Barros will take over U.S. Information Solutions division
    It’s been a bit of a revolving door amongst senior management at Equifax ever since the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers was first disclosed. And it looks like the company isn't done making changes yet.
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  • Feds arrest 8 more in ongoing action against hackers targeting wire transfers

    Africa-based conspiracy defrauded U.S. citizens and companies out of $15 million
    For the second time this month, federal authorities have arrested a number of people who allegedly participated in schemes designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including those involving real estate transactions. This week, eight more people were arrested for participating in a widespread, Africa-based conspiracy that allegedly defrauded U.S. citizens and companies out of $15 million over the last several years.
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  • Another former Equifax employee charged with insider trading

    SEC charges former manager for dumping stock before data breach announcement
    On Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced insider trader charges against a former Equifax manager for dumping stock prior to the company’s announcement of a data breach that exposed the data of more than 143 million American consumers to hackers.
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  • Equifax taps former IBM executive Bryson Koehler to lead technology efforts

    Will serve as chief technology officer
    Equifax is continuing to reshape its leadership in the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers. Back in February, Equifax added a new chief information security officer, replacing one of the executives who left after the breach. Now, the company is adding another executive to help move the company forward.
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