Attacked by Ransomware, Many Companies Opt to Pay Up
The demanded ransom is often a moderate amount that would pale in comparison to the recovery and reputational costs for a company that refuses to pay.
Equifax to Pay Up to $700 Million Over 2017 Hack
The largest ever data-breach settlement will resolve consumer claims and multiple state and federal investigations.
House Committee Probes Credit Reporting Agencies
The committee held a hearing amid proposed legislation that would overhaul the industry.
Firms Settle With NY Over App Security Flaw
New York's attorney general says the companies' apps had a flaw that could have exposed sensitive user data to hackers.
Equifax Hack ‘Entirely Preventable,’ Report Says
A congressional committee concludes cybersecurity complacency at Equifax led to one of the largest data breaches in corporate history.
Equifax Buys Specialty Reporting Agency DataX
The acquisition will help underbanked consumers gain access to credit and capital, Equifax says.
Equifax Agrees to Fixes to Prevent Another Hack
A consent order with eight states addresses the software patch management failures that led to the massive data breach in May 2017.
ISS Urges ‘No’ Vote on Five Equifax Directors
The proxy adviser says members of Equifax's technology committee should be held responsible for may be the most costly data breach in corporate history.
Equifax Hack Could Cost ‘Well Over $600M’
The breach could turn out to be the most costly in corporate history, with Equifax expecting another $275 million in costs this year.
Among the various threats to corporate well-being, one — the vulnerability of sensitive data — stands out from the crowd.
CFPB Said to Be Icing Probe of Equifax Breach
Failing to investigate the massive data breach would put “145 million Americans at risk [and] is malpractice,” says a top Democrat in the Senate.