Equifax Inc. is one of the three largest consumer credit reporting agencies, along with Experian and TransUnion. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide. In addition to credit and demographic data and services to business, Equifax sells credit monitoring and fraud prevention services directly to consumers.
China's defense ministry asked the United States on Thursday to correct its mistakes and rescind the indictments against four Chinese military personnel in the 2017 Equifax hacking case. Reuters - Published
The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr.. France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters •BBC News
The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, Social Security numbers and other personal information. WASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinese.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
After a huge data breach in 2017, credit monitoring agency Equifax agreed to pay out $700 million, up to $425 million of which would establish a fund to compensate consumers. About 147 million people,.. CBS News - Published
Consumers affected by the massive Equifax Inc data breach in 2017 will not reap any windfalls from the credit reporting company's $700 million U.S. settlement announced on Monday, but may face a.. Reuters - Published
Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc will pay up to $700 million to settle claims it broke the law with a massive 2017 data breach and to repay harmed consumers, in a landmark settlement that could.. Reuters - Published
If the settlement is approved, victims who had their data stolen can receive cash payments of up to $20,000 from the credit bureau. CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters •WorldNews •USATODAY.com •BBC News