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China denies U.S. allegations over military 'hackers'

Feb 11, 2020 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Beijing firmly rejects the claims, saying it is a 'staunch defender of cybersecurity'

GENG SHUANG. China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang listens to a question during a briefing in Beijing on November 28, 2019. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

U.S. indicts 4 Chinese military 'hackers' for Equifax breach

Feb 10, 2020 - 11:26 PM

(UPDATED) The hackers stole 'the sensitive personal information of nearly half of all American citizens,' says Attorney General Bill Barr

Equifax breach exposed data of millions

May 09, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The consumer credit reporting agency breaks down just how much data and what types of data were stolen

Cybersecurity roundup: February 25 to March 3, 2018

Mar 03, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Learn more about this week's cybersecurity happenings in our roundup!

Equifax identifies 2.4 million more affected by massive hack

Mar 02, 2018 - 11:13 AM

Equifax says the newly identified consumers were not previously informed because their social security numbers -- which appeared to be the focus of the hackers – were not stolen together with their partial driver's license information

Massive data breach has cost Equifax nearly $90 million

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Equifax also says it is the subject of 240 class-action lawsuits in the US and Canada as well as more than 50 investigations in the US, Canada and Great Britain.

AFTERMATH. Former Republican Senator from Georgia Saxby Chambliss (R) advises former Equifax CEO Richard Smith before he testifies to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee on Capitol Hill October 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Equifax CEO steps down in wake of massive hack

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:30 PM

The company taps longtime Equifax executive Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. as interim chief executive while it undertakes a search for a new leader following the massive data breach

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians' data hacked

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Some 143 million Americans as well as 400,000 Brits may have had their names, addresses, and other information stolen in the data breach, Equifax says

Equifax executives step down after major hack

Sep 16, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The Equifax chief information officer and head of security will retire, effective immediately, as part of an 'ongoing review of the cybersecurity incident' that resulted in the theft of personal data from 143 million US customers.

143 million affected in hack of US credit agency

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Adding to the controversy: three high ranking executives from the agency sold shares worth almost 1 8M in the days after the hack was discovered

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