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Big Data Breach At Equifax

Discussion in 'Random Topics' started by Satanica, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Satanica

    Satanica Trusted Member Bold Member!

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    https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/7/16270808/equifax-data-breach-us-identity-theft
    You can plug in your last name and last 6 digits of your SSN and find out if you're affected. You will then be able to register for fraud monitoring for free.


    Now for the coinkydink of the day.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...utives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack
     
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  2. myra manes

    myra manes Trusted Member

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    Yep, they'll resign on their own or be " resigned " ..
     
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  3. Satanica

    Satanica Trusted Member Bold Member!

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    https://www.wsj.com/articles/equifax-lobbied-for-easier-regulation-before-data-breach-1505169330
     
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  4. TheMorningStar

    TheMorningStar is a catcus Bold Member!

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  5. Satanica

    Satanica Trusted Member Bold Member!

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    Good luck getting a copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com or placing freezes. All the sites are overloaded with traffic right now.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 14, 2017, Original Post Date: Sep 14, 2017 ---
    https://arstechnica.com/information...caused-by-failure-to-patch-two-month-old-bug/
     
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  6. cubby

    cubby Live Long and Prosper Bold Member!

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    Sure they hadn't.
     
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  7. Satanica

    Satanica Trusted Member Bold Member!

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    https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/20/16339612/equifax-tweet-wrong-website-phishing-identity-monitoring
     
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  8. cubby

    cubby Live Long and Prosper Bold Member!

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    All of the so called credit reporting agencies should be disbanded, they only cause more hurt on top of everything else.

    The shit we had to go thru to get crap from a scammer off of our credit report is ridiculous. All of it was coming out of Flint Michigan, a place neither one of us had ever been. We had to prove with mountains of documentation that we weren't there when the several accounts were opened. Nearly $5000 worth of fraud and we were at home, going to work as regular.
     
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  9. Satanica

    Satanica Trusted Member Bold Member!

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    Same thing happened to my coworker, and it took him many years to straighten out. Like in your case, the identity thief was located in Minnesota or somewhere my coworker had never been.
     
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