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  • Former Equifax manager sentenced to eight months house arrest for insider trading

    Fined $50,000 and forced to forfeit $75,979 for taking advantage of knowledge of the Equifax breach
    Former Equifax Manager Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu was just sentenced to eight months house arrest following his guilty plea admitting he used non-public information to profit off of the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach. Last year, just before Equifax announced that it had exposed the data of more than 148 million American consumers to hackers, Bonthu bought 86 “put” options in Equifax stock that expired on September 15, 2017, ahead of the subsequent drop in Equifax’s stock value in the wake of the breach.
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  • From HW Magazine

    3 ways lenders can service borrowers with a good or prime credit score

    Steps to provide loans that work for both lenders and borrowers
    Today’s mortgage brokers and lenders are looking for higher credit scores, leaving worthy borrowers with fair credit scores struggling to find reasonable rates on mortgages. To correct this issue, lenders must adjust their approach and start providing reasonable loans to qualified buyers. Here's how.
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  • Consumers can now freeze their credit for free

    Credit reporting agencies can no longer charge for credit freezes
    It hopefully just got a little more difficult for scammers to abuse someone’s credit information, because, as of Sept. 21, 2018, consumers can now freeze their credit at all three of the major credit reporting agencies, for free. Consider this one the “Equifax rule.”
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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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  • 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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  • New York Department of Financial Services and 7 other states level the regulatory boom on Equifax

    Posse of state banking regulators makes Equifax sign a consent form agreeing to additional oversight
    New York’s Department of Financial Services is cracking down on Equifax. One day after announcing that additional regulations would be coming for credit agencies, NYDFS lowered the boom on Equifax, making the credit reporting agency sign a consent order with eight state banking commissioners in which it promised to undertake risk assessment and receive board oversight on its information security program, audit, information technology operations and vendor management, among other things.
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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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  • Equifax reveals how much information was really exposed in data breach

    How bad was Equifax’s data breach? Bad.
    For the first time, Equifax is revealing just how much personal data was exposed in the massive data breach that affected more than 148 million Americans. In a new filing with the SEC, the credit reporting agency broke down in detail the types of – and how much exactly – sensitive personal information was exposed to hackers in the breach. It's as bad as you think.
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