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Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

Our contract with Equifax explicitly said customer data would be governed by Canada's privacy law, PIPEDA, and we chose them as a partner due to their then high reputation.

The CAA said Thursday Equifax was its partner on the auto organization's identity protection program, which began in March 2015 and was terminated on July 1, weeks before Equifax discovered the hack on July. 29.

Equifax, the company that essentially made personal details of over 143 million Americans available to hackers, has now officially confirmed that it had failed to install a security update.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns consumers of an Equifax phone scam after the recent data breach.

"Equifax has been intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion with the assistance of a leading, independent cybersecurity firm to determine what information was accessed and who has been impacted", the company wrote.

If consumers gave out personal information to scammers, change passwords, account numbers and security questions.

The U.S. government is investigating the Equifax breach.

Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack
Equifax Failed to Apply Security Patch Available for Months, Leading to Hack

Equifax also faces growing pressure from Congress.

The company has provided consumers in the US with a website that shows whether they are at risk of identity theft and is allowing them to monitor their files for free for one year. The Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the same monitoring service.

"We're equally affected. Just because I don't have a social security number, I don't get access to information", said the partner at Gowlings law firm. Once inside the portal, researchers from Hold Security found that they could view the names of more than 100 Equifax employees in Argentina, as well as their employee ID and email address, reported Brian Krebs.

"The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations".

The FTC says Equifax will not call you to verify your information.

Maura Healey, the attorney general of MA, said this week she intends to file the first state lawsuit against Equifax over the breach. On Tuesday, a joint letter from Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee called on Equifax's CEO to release more data on the company's response to the compromise. It doesn't take a security expert to know that's a bad idea.

Schumer said Equifax's chief executive officer and board might need to resign if the company does not take concrete steps within the next week to protect consumers and agree to testify before lawmakers and federal regulators.

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