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IRS suspends Equifax 'Taxpayer Identity' contract during review

Atlanta - An Equifax spokesperson confirmed on Friday the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had issued a stop-work order for the short-term "Transaction Support for Identity Management contract."

Equifax website has been hacked again with fake Flash update

Equifax, the credit rating reporting agency that exposed personal data of nearly 150 million people, (and recently was awarded a contract by the IRS to confirm taxpayer's identities), appears to have been hacked — again.

IRS awards Equifax $7M contract to verify taxpayer's identity

The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week.

Lev Lesokhin discusses CAST's system-level analysis platform Special

The massive data breach disclosed by Equifax earlier this month has created more questions than answers, leading many businesses to reassess their own data security measures.

Equifax releases details on cybersecurity breach

On Friday, credit-reporting firm Equifax announced its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, in the aftermath of a huge data-breach of 143 million Americans' personal information.

Equifax is getting crushed

Equifax has already plunged 18 percent since it announced last week that hackers may have the personal details of nearly half the US population. Options traders are betting that this is only the start.

Massive Equifax credit bureau hack raises troubling questions

Washington - It could be the worst-ever data breach for American consumers, exposing some of the most sensitive data for a vast number of US households.

143 mn affected in hack of US credit agency

San Francisco - A major American credit reporting agency entrusted to safeguard personal financial information said Thursday hackers looted its system in a colossal breach that could affect nearly half the US population as well as people in Britain and Canada.

Oregon woman wins $18.6M verdict over errors in credit report

Portland - A jury awarded $18.6 million to an Oregon woman who sued one of the nation's largest credit reporting bureaus over errors on her credit report.
 

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Equifax put volume has skyrocketed following the company s high-profile data breach.
Equifax put volume has skyrocketed following the company's high-profile data breach.
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 If Equifax had measured and managed the robustness of their software  it would potentially have clo...
"If Equifax had measured and managed the robustness of their software, it would potentially have closed the security hole caused by this open source framework," Lesokhin said.
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