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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.


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China's defense ministry asks U.S. to rescind Equifax hacking indictments

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.
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China denies engaging in cyber theft following U.S. indictments on Equifax case

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the Chinese government and the military do not engage or participate in the theft of trade secrets through the internet.
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How Chinese military hackers allegedly pulled off the Equifax data breach, stealing data from 145 million Americans

Chinese military hackers exploited a system that enabled consumers to flag problems with their Equifax credit reports, an indictment alleges.
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4 Chinese military members charged in Equifax case

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the..
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U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

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..
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Impeachment trial, coronavirus, Equifax breach: 5 things you need to know Wednesday

The impeachment trial for President Trump will resume, the WHO is gathering experts to discuss the coronavirus outbreak and more news to start your Wednesday.
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Equifax breach settlement: Time is running out to file a claim for free credit monitoring or money

Affected by the 2017 Equifax data breach? Time is running out to file a claim for free credit monitoring or compensation. The deadline is Jan. 22.
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New steps added to get cash from Equifax settlement, but you only have to Oct. 15

If you were among the first to file a claim for the Equifax data breach settlement and were hoping for cash, new steps have been added to the process.
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Don't blow this deadline if you want that $125 Equifax cash

Consumers who filed to get a cash payment for 2017 data leak must now prove they've enrolled for credit monitoring
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Not just Capital One, Equifax: Data breaches at schools, with your family's data at risk

"There’s not really a good defense against it." More than 100 American school districts reported cyber attacks in 2018, likely a major under-count.
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Equifax breach settlement: You're not getting that $125. Here's why.

Equifax is warning consumers that it can't pay the full $125 to those who filed a claim instead of taking the free credit monitoring.
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Equifax data breach settlement: Why you won’t get $125

The massive 2017 data breach at credit bureau Equifax doesn't guarantee you $125 compensation. You may be targeted by scammers instead.
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That $125 payment from Equifax? Don't count on it

The settlement payment comes with major strings, including one that could lower final payouts to just 21 cents per person
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Equifax settlement claims: The FTC says watch out for fake websites trying to scam you

Following the Equifax data breach, you can submit a claim to cover the cost of protecting yourself from identity theft, but be wary of scammers.
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How to figure out if Equifax owes you money for data hack

Determining if you're among the 147 million Americans entitled to compensation for 2017 breach takes only seconds
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Equifax paying ex-CEO nearly $20 million in bonuses

Company's $700 million settlement over consumer-data hack didn't stop its former CEO from receiving massive payday
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How to claim your share of $700 million Equifax settlement

Victims who can show they were harmed by data breach are eligible for up to $20,000 cash under company's deal with FTC
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Massive Equifax payout: Are you eligible for compensation?

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,..
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Your Tuesday Briefing

Puerto Rico, U.K., Equifax: Here’s what you need to know.
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Equifax to pay up to $700 million for 2017 data breach

If the settlement is approved, victims who had their data stolen can receive cash payments of up to $20,000 from the credit bureau.
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Equifax settlement 2019: How to protect yourself beyond a credit freeze

Putting a deep freeze on your three major credit reports is a good way to block fraudsters from opening loans in your name. But it’s incomplete.
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Equifax will pay $700 million to settle data breach lawsuits, including up to $20,000 each for consumers

Consumers may be eligible for up to $20,000 in cash payments, as well as up to 10 years of free credit monitoring
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Equifax could pay $700 million to settle with FTC over 2017 data breach, report says

The 2017 Equifax data breach was one of the nation's largest breaches. Now it appears that Equifax could be close to settling with the FTC and states.
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