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Apple Card Has Started Popping up on Some Equifax Credit Reports

Mac OS Ken

00:22 sec | 6 months ago

Apple Card Has Started Popping up on Some Equifax Credit Reports

"APPLECART has started popping up on some equifax credit reports. That's the headline on a piece from. The Guard was already showing up on reports from experience and trends union with all three reporting agencies and play. The says Apple Card and to use can affect the user's credit rating both positively and negatively. Just like any other credit card.

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Bytes and Pieces: Americas Chinese-Tech Attack

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:26 min | 7 months ago

Bytes and Pieces: Americas Chinese-Tech Attack

"As the heads of Amazon Alphabet facebook and apple were being berated in Congress, last month how many competitors did facebook ended up copying we called it Amazon heroin. Why does bny steel content from honest businesses tiktok the goofy funny video sharing app was having an altogether better time of it. Golden. Do. Not, so much anymore we're looking at Tiktok we may be banning TIKTOK. Thursday the trump. Issued a deadline of September twentieth for ending all American transactions bite dense to talks parent company as well as with. China's second most valuable, Tech Company ten cent with Para companies based in China apps like Tiktok we chat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens not to mention tools for CCP content censorship. China's government called the executive orders a nakedly hegemonic? act. By dense is looking for a fire sale buyer for some of its international Tiktok operations and it seems Microsoft is checking pockets. But the administration's zeal is likely to harm America's interests as well as the Chinese tech champions. We knew a band was in the offing at is still everyone by surprise Thompson booth is the economists technology and business editor I. Think most people were expecting president trump to wait until a a TIKTOK deal had gone through to reach a resolution on whether there would be a ban on not and it's also quite surprised that he's gone after we chat and tencent. And the reaction from the two companies has been quite strong. Bite dance has said that it's GonNa fight the executive orders in court. Well, as you say, there had been some expectations around Tiktok by dense. Why? Why was ten cents included in the end? Well there isn't a certain unfortunate logic to this. If you're going to say that you're concerned about Tiktok on national security and espionage grounds, you sort of have to be consistent and we chat has about nine hundred, million daily users in the US and the executive order basically bans people from making transactions on we chat which it's a sort of super APP. That is really widely used in in China and Chinese diaspora what is the trump administration's rationale for these orders? Do you think so the stated reason from the administration is the Chinese government is spying on Americans and hear the evidence is Circumstantial. So the worry is that Chinese spy agencies have stolen massive consumer data sets from various companies over the past ten years. So from Mariot Equifax anthem health insurance TIKTOK has been downloaded two billion times. It's the mother of data sets. There is no hard evidence that bite dance would ever cooperate in such an endeavor but the idea is that if you've got engineers with access to Tiktok by Don, service than the government could lean on them to get the information out. So that's the stated reason from the trump administration. Think that's enough for the American government to threaten to ban the APP. I gather from investors case to buy dance at the real reason is a level playing field issue as much as the spying concern. So one gathered that in particular. Mark, Zuckerberg of facebook has been outlining pointing out to trump that take talk is wildly successful in the US and yet facebook google than allowed into China. It's sort of the idea of why should tech top able to come to compete with us when we can't do so in the other direction? And as things stand now, Microsoft is the evidence suitor for for Tiktok operations at least in a in a few countries what's in it for them? I think for Microsoft is really stunning opportunity on their part. So bite dance reckons that the TIKTOK US asset is worth in the realm of two hundred billion dollars oversee the pudding, very generous estimate on that. So the price being talked about now that Microsoft might pay and that it's on the block for more life fifteen, forty billion. So it's just a real steel in terms of the price. I'm talking to the hottest social media property out there right now it's uses incredibly highly engaged and Microsoft you out of stroke gets into territory of the social, the digital media giants, and it gets a massive data set on teenagers daters the new oil. Attack, there is lots of sketches in the Microsoft just is kind of getting out of its core competence that it won't really know how to get and keep the teenagers. The other risk for Microsoft is just kind getting dragged into the Mile Strom of content moderation and hate speech and all this kind of stuff that attracts more political scrutiny and then regulatory scrutiny having said that Microsoft is regarded as a really high quality acquirer of businesses it generally tends to do it quite well. Microsoft. CEO Sachin Adela notably is currently probably regarded as the best big taxi. Oh so now we've got this deadline of September twentieth what happens between now and then Firstly, Microsoft going to carry on negotiating to try and buy Tiktok we're seeing more suitors for Tiktok on the scene over the weekend the reports that twitter is definitely interested I know that Netflix's on the coolest the venture capital backers of Bite Don's possibly even Disney I do think the likeliest thing is still the Microsoft probably strikes a deal just because it's got the deepest pockets will also be really interesting to see whether Microsoft manages to get more markets at. The moment, it's only going for the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It's not buying the UK having the actual executive order from trump will create more uncertainty around Tiktok and there's no doubt that it is already harming the asset. It's no joke said, the clock really is taking on that deal and what about ten cents? It's unclear. What ten cents is going to do it's unlikely to try and sell international we chat as by dance is doing with Tiktok. It's possible that it could come up with some kind of structure to address. US concerns. It's a complete unknown how tencent now is going to react but I guess the question is, is the right way for America to get its concerns addressed with a problem with. It so far as that feels completely sort of ad hoc on his whim. Really undermines investor confidence in the US is the place of the rule of law. And there are alternatives and I think there's three main steps that we would advocate versus to strengthen the vetting procedure that's already in place. So the Committee on foreign investment in the US surface that probes should stop properly and quickly. So in the case of Tiktok and musically the US APP that bike dance bought therefore triggering this whole situation, they took two years to start looking at it and then did it in a rush which guarantees Robert chaotic ad, hoc situation. And overwhelmingly, the US needs to tighten up its own data privacy regime. So the reason that tiktok is such. A worry in terms of spying theoretically is that US firms, your facebook's Google's and so on her normalized that the slurping just masses of personal data from Americans. So what's required is a strong federal data privacy law. The third element is displayed to you can do in. Terms of requiring transparency into the Algorithms being used auditing code that's coming in from overseas for now, the question for those two billion or so people who've downloaded tiktok whether their favourite platforms going to survive or whether the current chaotic procedure that has affected, the company will mean it. It's rivals take it over and teens leave. Thanks very much for your time Tamsin it's been a pleasure.

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$300M in fraudulent unemployment claims recovered

News, Traffic and Weather

00:44 sec | 9 months ago

$300M in fraudulent unemployment claims recovered

"The labor department says more than two million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week and that brings the total since the pandemic to over forty million and some aren't getting the money they're due within forty million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits and now Washington state says it's recovered three hundred million dollars paid to criminals who used a stolen personal information to file fraudulent claims last week the state said it was aware that the information of tens of thousands of people was used to fraudulently receive benefits much of it apparently went to a west African fraud ring using identities stolen in prior data breaches such as a massive twenty seventeen Equifax breach several other states including New Mexico Michigan and Montana have also experienced fraudulent

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How Hackers Are Taking Advantage of Coronavirus

Yahoo Finance Presents

03:56 min | 10 months ago

How Hackers Are Taking Advantage of Coronavirus

"Hackers and other scammers out there are taking advantage of the global pandemic. What you believe it if I told you that there are people out there who are trying to take advantage of the situation. We're seeing scams rise. It's very interesting anecdotal evidence. I'm all of this out there right now for more on that want. It gets Yahoo Finances. Ethan Wolfman who has the details on what are what are really the worrying trends. We're seeing develop out there right now. So there's a few things and breakdown in two different ways right now. We've been seeing some interesting kind of bizarre piggybacking on the kind of labor market chaos which is interesting One cybersecurity firm. I talk to Expected sort of this fake resume with Malware tucked into something. That is a growing concern. This is something that happens. Routinely another company told me that about one percent of all emails. Hr have another malware But that there's all these sort of new innovative pretty expensive malware. That isn't yet able to be caught by a lot of these filters and so this is something that they're seeing happening Happening right now and as people apply for new jobs. More resumes get thrown around. This could be a problem and on the converse side of this people. Worry that there could be a lot of scams towards individuals who are looking to get job offers. So that's sort of scary but I the craziest thing which we saw last night and I dove into this today is in Washington state and a few other states there have been the quote is hundreds of millions of dollars have been Taken from Unemployment benefits that is just bananas. I mean that is a huge huge number. Obviously we're talking two point two trillion and the total amount so I. It's not everything but this is a lot of money that has been able to be siphoned off mostly because states do not have the time to check all of these things. They need to make sure that money gets people and so very cleverly a lot. A lot of these claims were filed by these scammers using the old information like from breaches like Equifax and other kind of major major kind of hacked. But the thing for me here is we have a huge problem in explaining to people why it's bad that all of these social security numbers get hacked. Well now we know why because of all out there. I guess there's a difference between now and then some of these scams that we're now more privy to anything about Nigerian prince or or whatever fake emails might be sent our way but now also on top of that fraud another thing to watch out for as well the attacks just as much in terms of quantity or perhaps even quality on the more personal front right now emails getting sent to individuals rather than maybe companies are government entities. That's really hard to say. We've we've seen a lot of anecdotal evidence that this is true but some of the firms that I talked to said that a lot of the stuff has kind of maintained pretty flat. It is especially difficult to say because a lot of a lot of shame associated with reporting that. Hey I got scammed on something but we know that the the FTC and other government agencies have been for sure upping their communications about potential scams generally actress respond to the crisis. Is Your and right now with so much. Chaos the labor market public health worries It's really makes a time for various sorts of scamming and a lot of people's guard is not where it otherwise might be and so I think that's something which will when sort of the dust settles. We'll see probably a very large uptick in the room. You're a lot on top of mind in terms of the health front. Maybe not necessarily some broad front as well. Nothing be shamed of another best of us are the most man island that Free Shit. You bringing us

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Data from Equifax hack could "end up on the black market"

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Data from Equifax hack could "end up on the black market"

"The DOJ says there isn't evidence that the information stolen from Equifax is being used at this time but Alan Butler with the electronic privacy information center says that might not be the case for long there's no assurance that the use of the state is going to be in a limited to the Chinese military it very well could end up on the black market he notes the problems at Equifax occurred after the company failed to patch a known vulnerability in a software program of vulnerability the hacker is exported companies are collecting far too much data they're not storing it securely and frankly we don't have a legal regime in in the United States that addresses the types in vast quantities of data that that these companies are collecting in a statement Equifax and over the past two years they've made significant progress and investments to protect the data entrusted to us the justice department says eighty percent of its economic espionage prosecutions have implicated the Chinese government CBS's and

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U.S. charges 4 members of Chinese military for massive Equifax hack

Glenn Beck

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. charges 4 members of Chinese military for massive Equifax hack

"China responds after the justice department indicted for members of the Chinese military for allegedly hacking Equifax and stealing the private financial information of a hundred forty five million Americans ABC news that chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas reports from Washington sold it for Mason may tail Chinese intelligence which US officials are facing financial difficulties and might be willing to take cash the same for spying China denies attacking and is accusing the US government of being hypocritical they say the US government is the leader in such

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4 Members of Chinese Military Charged With Equifax Hack

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

4 Members of Chinese Military Charged With Equifax Hack

"The trump administration's indictment of Chinese military personnel over one of the biggest data fast in US history highlights a key source of animosity remaining between the two sides after their phase one trade deal the department of justice announced the charges against for people's Liberation Army members over twenty seventeen hack of credit reporting agencies Equifax which exposed the personal information about half of

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US charges 4 Chinese military members in Equifax breach

Todd and Don

02:40 min | 1 year ago

US charges 4 Chinese military members in Equifax breach

"Following a two year investigation Attorney General William Barr announcing charges against for Chinese military hackers in the Equifax breach of twenty seventeen according to the nine count indictment handed down by the grand jury in Atlanta for members of the Chinese people's Liberation Army are alleged to have conspired to hack Equifax's computer systems and commit economic espionage you go now FBI deputy director David bowed H. he's on the case some might wonder what good it does when these hackers are seemingly beyond our reach we answer this question all the time we tried it we can't take them into custody try them in a court of law and lock them up not today anyway but one day these criminals will slip up and when they do we'll be there yeah Equifax that breach in twenty seventeen it affected a close to one hundred and forty seven million people name SO security number sensitive financial records among some of the information of the stolen monitored forty seven million you know this is a big story there's no doubt I'm not just trying to do what I say what I'm gonna say I'm not trying to discount the importance of the story because it is a big headline however I get the feeling that the general public still when it comes to these kind of breaches the security breaches in these you know losing our our personal information like this in exposing it I get the feeling most people don't care they don't care really know you don't think that's the I might be wrong but but that's the and again I'm not saying this is not a big story but what I'm saying is I don't think the general public is reacting to this much I don't think the general public is worried about it that much and I think a lot of issues kind of assume all that figured out will be okay I think people are worried about protecting the privacy they get mad when things like this happen but they're too busy trying to stay ahead of the game themselves they don't know what to do so there's no need to get mad at this story just keep on protecting yourself but this this was an act of war yeah this was an act of war for Chinese soldiers hacking Equifax instilling the identity of one forty seven million Americans and the the ongoing tension of stealing things the Chinese government they have no problem with lying and stealing stealing is okay stealing intellectual property is okay in their minds it's just what you do or call an act of war thanks accurate in that it's a new a new form of of an act of an act of war but I think a lot of us or just kind of in denial about this stuff and just kind of you know maybe I just need to speak for myself but but it's just solid figured out will

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Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

Wall Street Breakfast

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

"The United States has charged four Chinese military officers with hacking major credit reporting agency. The equifax in two thousand seventeen and making up with sensitive personal data on about one hundred and forty five million Americans the. US government doesn't normally bring criminal charges ages against members of another country's military or intelligence services outside of the US according to US attorney. General William Pibor but there are exceptions in cases of Indiscriminate theft of vast amounts of sensitive personal data of civilians

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Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

Atlanta's Morning News

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

"Ports grand jury in Atlanta indicts for members of the Chinese military in the twenty seventeen Equifax happy on the massive privacy breach the thorny say the computer hackers part of the broader plan by China to commit economic espionage ABC's Pierre Thomas says the hack compromise the personal data of nearly half of all U. S. citizens it's unlikely these for whatever stand

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U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

NBC Nightly News

00:16 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

"Breaking news tonight a dramatic new twist into one of the worst cyber attacks in US history the personal data on nearly half the ball American stolen US authorities tracking the hack on Equifax back to the Chinese military for members of an elite hacking squad charged.

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U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

Candy Mike and Todd

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

"This was one of the largest data breaches in history Attorney General William Barr today announcing that for Chinese military hackers have been charged with the twenty seventeen cyber attack on Equifax the hack exposed the personal data of nearly a hundred fifty million Americans US officials admit it's highly unlikely they'll get those hackers into

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U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. Charges Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hacking

"Your personal information may now be in the hands of the Chinese government that's according to federal officials who today charge for members of the Chinese army with a massive computer hacked into one of the country's leading credit agencies here check the gays investigators say Chinese military hackers had access to Equifax computer systems for months stealing the personal information about half the US population this was one of the largest data breaches in history Attorney General William Barr the hackers obtained the names birthdates and social security numbers of nearly a hundred and fifty million Americans according to the indictment the hackers also stole the driver's license numbers of at least ten million Americans and credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information belonging to two hundred thousand

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"equifax" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:18 min | 1 year ago

"equifax" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"Officially went back to work today. After the corona virus forced the government to extend the Lunar New Year holiday. The return to work picture is mixed though given the reality that nine hundred people have died and there are more than forty thousand. People infected affected some companies medical equipment suppliers most particularly have worked through the break but a lot of businesses have decided to extend the holiday further. Or maybe just have people work from home. Marketplace's Jennifer pack has been working in Shanghai Shanghai's traffic station a public service announcement calls on China's citizens since to battle the new corona virus the PSA features President C team. He says he's confident. China can win. What he calls calls? The People's war against the virus and businesses are joining in like a company that makes faceless at its factory in southwest Shanghai I dozens of machines cut and sew cotton pieces into disposable face masks. Every item manufactured here used to be sold overseas most recently to Australia. Elliot during the Bushfires Chew Gum John. But we've asked our Australian clients to source from elsewhere because of this virus outrage. We need to help China. That's company chairman will show their own. He's showing off his factory. As part of a government organized press tour bashing is one of at least a dozen factories mobilized by the Shanghai authorities to who redirect their face mask to China. But it hasn't been easy when the factory restarted production on January twenty first most of the workers were in their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday. I pulled in all remaining staff in Shanghai to operate the machines including managers. Manager's security guards and janitors supervisor. We says she's been working ten hours a day by law she should be compensated three times daily salary for for working the holidays and pay double for overtime so is she walked. That's not something I'm even thinking about right. Now we're just focused on rushing the orders out for companies that have nothing to do with containing the virus outbreak. Many things are decided on the fly. For example. James Gow runs a shoe. Business consultancy in southern Guangdong Province officials. There initially said workers could return to the office this week. Then just seventy two hours beforehand. China's National State Council said employees. He's should work from home instead which is fine by Gow. He says his team can work remotely. Though some of his foreign clients did have to put off a planned visit. We send out of why we gave them advice. You said try to postpone it as much as possible. So much depends on whether the authorities can contain the virus in hunt the epicenter of the outbreak outbreak officials have restricted transport into and out of the city where investor Tin Chung seen lives. He says it's hard to find basic stuff like meat and vegetables or Johnny in a toss it here is and a lot left supermarkets and a number of them have closed further north in the owning province. The virus has not spread widely but schoolteacher. True Jane Moss says she's still not allowed to go back to work. Don't ask you so fast. You're looking because all schools and universities are shut for the safety of the children until further notice. She says she stays home. Mostly just to be safe in Beijing. Y Y A freelancer in marketing says. She always wears a mess when she's outdoors even though Oh the World Health Organization and the CDC say they won't protect the general public against the virus germ weapons almost every news report and we chat message in China talks about wearing one. You're almost treated like a criminal if you don't wear a mask outside. The DUSHAN factory workers wrap each face mess in plastic caustic. One solid staff is back at work. The company hopes to double its output to two hundred thousand mass a day. That's still won't meet the demand in a city of twenty four a million people but company boss. Shang says every little helps senior Communist Party member government leaders should rest assured that my staff and I will do everything we can to help. Fight the virus off your home as he speaks. Reporters are ushered out and the government tour ends. The staff need to get back to work and official says Inchon Hi. I'm Jennifer pack for marketplace.

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"equifax" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"equifax" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"And in Los Angeles. I'm Kai Rozelle Monday today. The tenth day of February has always to have you along. Everybody we begin today a day with the White House budget proposal. A four point eight trillion dollar plan announced this morning the details of which are being covered in depth elsewhere. Despite the reality the Congress is going to decide what any budget bill eventually actually says but we were struck by something. The President Acting Budget Director Russell Vote said earlier earlier today on another radio program over the ten year period the economic agenda. This president will be we'll pay for the cost of the tax cut okay. It was morning morning edition. That's an idea though that we have heard before a lot and not just from the trump administration the tax cuts pay for themselves because seconds of experimentation here mutation and there's not been a case attacks GonNA stay closing teaches economics at Reed College. He speaks here of the Reagan tax cut in one thousand nine hundred one on the George W. Bush tax cuts twenty years later as well. I think that if they keep saying that some fraction if people will believe it mercer is the director of the Urban Brookings Tax Policy See Center Shirley that's wishful thinking and it goes back at least to the Reagan years I can't think of any tax cut that has been passed by the US Congress that won't concern it has paid for itself. What happens MAZARS says? Is that budget. Plans and tax cut bills are built with at least one really big contingency like tax exculpate themselves if all the policies that we wanNA pass get enacted into law a post policy. Projection is what that's called one other thing. Mr Vote Vote. The president's acting budget director said on that other radio program. We all listen to as we go about. Our mornings caught our ear that the economy is going to grow. He said at three percent this here and for the next couple years again. Mark Mazer urban brookings. It's also a little bit disingenuous to try and predict a a fairly robust growth path when We haven't seen it for the last few years. Most recent data on this by the way from a couple of weeks back gross domestic product growth slowed to an annual rate of two point three percent last year as the budget deficit passed a trillion dollars again. What Congress decides to do about the budget aged matters a lot here all right moving on you? Remember that big Equifax data breach couple years back. Hackers got hold of the names birthdates and social security numbers of one hundred forty five five million of US federal prosecutors announced charges in that case today charges against four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. This is the latest. If by far the largest in a string of hacks that American officials have tied to Beijing. Marketplace's Amy Scott has more now on how China might use that trove of data. It's got in a press conference attorney. General William Bar described the equifax breach as more evidence of China's voracious appetite for Americans personal data including the theft of personnel records from the Office of personnel management the intrusion into Marriott hotels anthem health insurance companies and and now the wholesale theft of credit and other information from Equifax. Chinese officials have denied any connection to previous hacks but cybersecurity. I security experts say there are lots of reasons China might want that data priscilla more. Ut is a researcher with the security intelligence firm recorded future richer. She says sensitive financial information like debts could be used by Chinese spies to target potentially vulnerable Americans so building thank profiles of individuals that could be susceptible to recruitment by Chinese intelligence services. Georgetown Professor Ben Buchanan wrote a book about Cybersecurity. Called the hacker and the state he says the data could also help China identify Americans operating undercover in Beijing. But my guess is the biggest determining factor. Here Why the Chinese did this is they could and Why not take it and why not see what might be useful down the line Buchanan? You can and says it's exceptionally unlikely. Chinese hackers will see the inside of an American courtroom but the charges do send a message that the US government is trying trying to track and deter foreign hacking. I'm AMY SCOTT FOR MARKETPLACE TICKER SYMBOL E F x today Equifax down six tenths of of one percent otherwise a slow steady climb at the Corner Wall Street and broad today details numbers. You know the drill..

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What China wants with Equifax data

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:02 min | 1 year ago

What China wants with Equifax data

"That big Equifax data breach couple years back. Hackers got hold of the names birthdates and social security numbers of one hundred forty five five million of US federal prosecutors announced charges in that case today charges against four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. This is the latest. If by far the largest in a string of hacks that American officials have tied to Beijing. Marketplace's Amy Scott has more now on how China might use that trove of data. It's got in a press conference attorney. General William Bar described the equifax breach as more evidence of China's voracious appetite for Americans personal data including the theft of personnel records from the Office of personnel management the intrusion into Marriott hotels anthem health insurance companies and and now the wholesale theft of credit and other information from Equifax. Chinese officials have denied any connection to previous hacks but cybersecurity. I security experts say there are lots of reasons China might want that data priscilla more. Ut is a researcher with the security intelligence firm recorded future richer. She says sensitive financial information like debts could be used by Chinese spies to target potentially vulnerable Americans so building thank profiles of individuals that could be susceptible to recruitment by Chinese intelligence services. Georgetown Professor Ben Buchanan wrote a book about Cybersecurity. Called the hacker and the state he says the data could also help China identify Americans operating undercover in Beijing. But my guess is the biggest determining factor. Here Why the Chinese did this is they could and Why not take it and why not see what might be useful down the line Buchanan? You can and says it's exceptionally unlikely. Chinese hackers will see the inside of an American courtroom but the charges do send a message that the US government is trying trying to track and deter foreign hacking. I'm AMY SCOTT FOR

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Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

All Things Considered

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Chinese Military Officers Charged With Atlanta-Based Equifax Hack

"The justice department is charge for Chinese military personnel for hacking into the computer systems of credit reporting agency Equifax back in twenty seventeen exposing the sensitive data of more than one hundred forty million people from member station W. A. B. E. N. Atlanta grace Walker reports US Attorney General William Barr called the Equifax data breach one of the largest in history the hackers broke into Equifax's network through a vulnerability in the company's dispute resolution system once in the network the hacker spent weeks conducting reconnaissance uploading malicious software and stealing log in credentials the bridge expose the social security numbers and other sensitive data about one hundred and forty five million people Barr says the hackers are members of the Chinese people's Liberation Army Equifax and mounts to the security breach back in twenty

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US charges 4 Chinese military members in Equifax breach

Sean Hannity

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

US charges 4 Chinese military members in Equifax breach

"You remember the massive data breach of Atlanta based Equifax from twenty seventeen now today the department of justice charges for Chinese military hackers the indictments follow a two year investigation this was one of the largest data breaches in history US Attorney General William Barr says the four defendants are members of the people's Liberation Army an arm of the Chinese military bar calls the scale of the twenty seventeen data breach staggering the hackers obtained the names birthdates and social security numbers of nearly a hundred and fifty million Americans BJ packed the US attorney in Atlanta says Equifax provided valuable information to help the feds with their

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U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

Rick Hamada

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

"The justice department charging for Chinese military officials for hacking the credit reporting agency Equifax this was one of the largest data breaches in history it came to light into sat in the summer of two thousand seventeen when Equifax announced the staff the tourney General William Barr says the hackers obtained names birthdates and social security numbers of nearly a hundred fifty million Americans none of the suspects are in US

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"equifax" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"equifax" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"The Chinese government that hacked Equifax in twenty seventeen Attorney General William Barr revealed the news of federal action against the suspects from here to announce the indictment of Chinese military hackers specifically for members of the Chinese people's Liberation Army for breaking into the computer systems of the credit reporting agencies Equifax and for stealing the sensitive personal information of nearly half of all American citizens and also Equifax's harder on intellectual property the bridge was one of the largest in history president trump is set to unveil a new budget plan today it's a four point eight trillion dollars spending proposal for next year CBS is Anthony Mason has a preview the administration is describing it as pro worker pro family and pro America it includes an increase in military spending by point three percent the more than seven hundred and forty billion dollars and for the border wall but the administration's talking points do not mention that the president wants to cut more than four hundred billion dollars from social and safety net programs such as Medicare Medicaid and food stamps New York state is filing suit today against the trump administration over its recent announcement regarding trusted traveler programs Attorney General Letitia James claims the White House is simply seeking pay back because it's been locked from access to state DMV records the department of homeland security says it will no longer approved new Yorkers for fast track security tech checks at the airport because it's lost access to the DMV data James says other states have taken similar action without facing the same consequences another jump in the number of deaths from corona virus ninety seven in just one day bringing the total to nine hundred eight American Matt Smith is among the Americans quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan where people have the virus they take the people who've been diagnosed with the virus they take them off through a covered tunnel it seems like they're trying to maintain the anonymity of the the people I mean and maintain the quarantine and they put them either and ambulances or maybe some other form of transport meanwhile there are more concerns the outbreak is spreading I think he Barker in London a staff member at a doctor's practice in Brighton has tested positive for the corona virus forcing it to close eight people in the U. K. have now been infected including a Brighton man who caught the virus in Singapore and reportedly then passed it on to at least seven other people in England France and Spain not clear if he's been linked to this new infection the virus is taking a toll on many businesses and even lessening the demand for fuel triple A.'s Robert Sinclair junior explains what his organization is seeing crude oil is getting cheaper because of the corona virus it's really amazing others sickness family affect on the economy manufacturing is interconnected globally and the Chinese are major manufacturer but sometimes our raw materials are coming from other countries and if those countries are afraid to do business with China because they're afraid of catching the corona virus well that leads to a downturn in the economy the national average right now for a gallon of gas is two dollars forty three cents in New York it's two sixty three New Jersey to fifty and Connecticut it's two fifty seven campaign twenty twenty the New Hampshire primary at this time tomorrow New Hampshire voters will be having their say in the presidential nominating process the latest CBS news battleground tracker poll has people to judge in the lead with twenty nine percent he's followed by Bernie Sanders with twenty five percent CBS news political reporter Caitlin he we burn says the infighting is heating up the knives are out here in New Hampshire after the chaos of the Iowa caucuses the democratic candidates are looking to the granite state to help firm up their support and help save the field and talking to voters here they're hoping that New Hampshire can be more decisive and helping to determine who the eventual nominee of the Democratic Party will be in new Hampshire's Republican primary president trump is assured of victory but he'll be holding a.

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DOJ charges four Chinese military hackers for Equifax hack

KYW 24 Hour News

01:05 min | 1 year ago

DOJ charges four Chinese military hackers for Equifax hack

"China was behind a huge cyber attack last year that is now according to the U. S. justice department we get more from CBS news CBS news special report a massive hack attacks salt at the department of justice I'm here to announce the indictment of Chinese military hackers specifically for members of the Chinese people's Liberation Army Attorney General William Barr says they still private information from one hundred forty five million people that's almost half the US population this was one of the largest data breaches in history it came to light in two thousand in the summer of two thousand seventeen when Equifax announced the facts justice department officials say hackers had access to the system for an entire week and also stole US trade secrets the trump administration has warned against what it sees as the growing political and economic influence of China and the country's attempt to collect not only data from average citizens but scientific research and innovation as well CBS news special report I'm Deborah

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"equifax" Discussed on Breach

Breach

03:38 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on Breach

"So now, they're using that website as like this is how you can find out what we're doing to keep people safe. They're still using the goddamn website. So great they've spent a ton of money on hiring people in creating new security and technology operations that should have been there to begin with. And they finally got their twenty seventeen domain name. Right. Equifax seems to think we should move on. Should we let's go back to Ron? I have no reason to think that the people there did not generally want to be helpful. But I think they were silenced almost immediately and said don't give anything to anyone. Because every word that we are in public from this point forward becomes part of legal proceeding. It was a legal strategy. But I think they were genuinely hoping that this was just all going to go away in thinking about consequences of the equifax breach. I wondered if Nick the fake equifax website creator faced any consequences after trolling them for for few months. I definitely lived in fear of fighting my credit card and getting credit card decline message and checking my credit and having zero or something what supposedly nothing happened. However, I did actually reach out to the employee that got fired the they used one employee as a scapegoat, not grand pain, a different scapegoat for the Twitter problem. Equifax ended up firing one of the lower levels social media marketing guys for tweeting out Knicks false link so many times even though he was just auto completing messages using the program his supervisors gave him. Meanwhile, Nick is being contacted by the press asking him for quotes, they asked if I knew all about the internal situation in. Equifax, and I realized that equifax is probably going to skin this guy alive. And I wanted to get out in the press that it wasn't his fault very early. So he gives a shot out in the New York Times. Knicks weeding says that the person who typed the thin shouldn't be responsible. It's the fault of the higher up executives or something like that. I don't remember the exact quote, but after giving that quote, I realized I should probably talk to this person and make sure that they're okay. And that they have some job opportunities in the future. Can I just say I feel like our software engineer turned troll? Knicks weeding did a far better job caring about the repercussions. His fake website had on their social media guy than equifax did with their real website. And the repercussions had had on us. What surprised you most about this whole experience with equifax? I guess the fact that so many levels of management had to backed off on the really major mistakes. And at no point did someone decides to talk to someone who actually knew what they were talking about. And they just time and time again made the worst possible mistake that they could make in each case Graham, disagrees that equifax was apathetic. He says there were a lot of executives working very hard behind the scenes and tying next to you to plan. It just wasn't one that would work on a breach this bad. I mean, we hit in place crisis management processes, we had tabletop exercises and so on. But I don't believe that we really simulated to the extent that what happened in this particular bridge that they were prepared for a snowball fight, they weren't prepared for a war. I just think that, you know, the devils in the details, Bob, and I don't think that anyone expected of breach of this magnitude and impact. Okay. So equifax did prepare for a breach just something not as large as this. So does that mean at large companies simply cannot prepare for the big one? As Ron keeps telling us like you can run tests for your emergency plan b break glass in case of.

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"equifax" Discussed on Breach

Breach

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on Breach

"No. I don't know how you how you come to a different conclusion other than they failed capital f failed. I can't see the other side of this where somebody thinks that they did a good job. And they really clearly cared about consumers when all this went down. I mean, I think the other side of systematically, the fact that a stolen social security number is valuable at all isn't equifax is fault. That's that's true. That's that's the fault of the entire way that we do things here in America. And that's what needs to change. I think my point is. So hypothetically, if I worked at a podcast company. Uh-huh. And I found out that my wonderful thoughtful boss who co hosts a podcast. Was keeping all my social security numbers in a folder in Google. Sweet. Wouldn't that demonstrate that this isn't doesn't equifax problem hypothetically? Yes. So my boss who I work with at this podcast company is a great person. But it's a it's a company problem that you have to have these super valuable things at your fingertips that use them so often, right? Sure. But you're hypothetical sweet baby angel boss isn't profiting off of that data. That's a wonderful point does a wonderful point. But you said they don't care about us that's different than they failed us companies fail us, and I don't think that they don't care about us. I think if equifax really cared about consumers, they would introduce themselves. You know, like, a polite person introduces themselves an impolite person does not introduce themselves. But proceeds to take photos of you from across the room. And then you find out five years later only God, they've all these photos of me. Oh my God. They have all this information. About me. A polite person or polite business in my opinion, would say, hey, we're gonna take these photos of you. And we're going to gather all this information about you. But this is so that you can buy a house one day. Elliot, you expecting demanding or wanting a company to politely introduce itself to you before it minds, you takes its data from you is a really different expectation than what I heard from Olea who I got a good bye from yahu voicemail. I was like, well, there's nothing really that important in my Yahoo. Sure. I think now that I know the kind of data that companies have on me I have higher expectations of them. Do I expect them to like break every single painstaking data point they have about me down and make it super plain and obvious. No. But I do I do expect to at least know who they are. That's what I expect. You know, what I didn't insist on one? I absolutely did not have that expectation because I didn't know I just didn't know. To add to our excess dential credit, despair, if you're like me, and if ever experienced identity theft that affected your credit report, you know, how much work it takes to prove your you. You have to upload buckets of PI to prove you are who you say, you are those debts aren't yours and that you were the victim of identity theft. And there's one spot where you do that the dispute resolution portal, very important. That's the place where you get to demand. Your rights demand. Fairness you can fix a mistake. It's required by law passed by congress. That's where if there's any fairness at all in the credit system. That's where it happens. The dispute resolution portal turns out that one government mandated spot of fairness on equifax his website that was the open door. Hackers used to get into equifax steal a hundred forty five million of our social security numbers and pull off the worst breach ever. Now that we've covered who equifax is in what was stolen next week. All the juicy details of exactly how hackers executed this breach. How they got in what they found in how they went unnoticed. We're joined by the two guys literally wrote the report on everything that went wrong effects, and it's just like a perfect storm of errors. But well that none of the date. Traffic was not being inspected. That's right for a year. Yeah. We also talked to the quote, one human error blamed for all this and the congressional hearings. Well, because it was my that's next week on breach..

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"equifax" Discussed on Breach

Breach

02:18 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on Breach

"Help us and future historians with an overview the equifax breach is a masterclass in how the worst breaches begin with small fixable technical problems like how earlier in two thousand seventeen there was a warning that. Out by Apache struts, which was this open source software. There was a vulnerability in some of equifax software. A patch was issued easy except according to former equifax e Rick Smith. There was a human error human error is individuals responsible for communicating in the organization to apply. The patch did not which doesn't exactly hold up. If you consult any of these detailed reports or the human error himself, which we did the day before I had been to United from the company. So I was able to put into together in without that person that he was talking about with me. But even if the patch wasn't applied there fail failsafes in place to notice when large traffic that is the data of one hundred and forty eight million individuals leaves a server, but but then also there back up there their fail stop failed the certificate had expired, but well, it was not up to date. Traffic was not being inspected. That's right for a year. Yeah. Equifax is also. Story about how big companies can botch things even more after a breach. They find out about it in July, and then they wait at least six weeks to let the public know. And if you thought they'd use that six weeks to get their act together, they put up on their website. They have a search tool that is giving faulty results on whether or not you are actually affected by the reach. Also, why should I trust these bozos with social security number if they've already proven that they can't handle people's information. Then they actually tweet out the wrong website, a wrong website built specifically to name and shame them. And I thought what the heck, you know. I made it we'll do it myself and make a site to kind of make fun of them. And so I did that I bought the domain cost me about ten bucks. And I clone the equifax wedged eight in about thirty seconds. They were totally unprepared to answer people's questions. They under staff their call center. The website is frozen or I put. My information in and it quits halfway through or tells me I need to call on the what I call..

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"equifax" Discussed on Breach

Breach

03:23 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on Breach

"I work in HR, and I'm Kelly. I'll be the one handling all this credit stuff. So Scott agreed to participate in this credit experiment to find out. Just how many credit reports do exist on him. And are they accurate, and if we ask for them will these specialty credit agencies, even call us back before taking a deep dive into all of Scott's credit reports I wanted to find out how much Scott knew about his credit. So I bought a house in March of twenty eighteen and that was one of the first times that I had actually even looked at my credit or take in much of an interest in it because you kind of need that to buy a house. So when they ran my credit it was lower than I expected. So he looks into his credit for the first time to see what went wrong apparently. There was an issue with when I leased my car, and I moved from one leads to another and the dealership was supposed to stop payments on the old lease and things like that mean, they didn't. But I never got any notices in the mail or anything like that about it. So time goes by. And he has no idea that there's. Carly said he's not paying until I finally checked it. And notice that there was this major issue, and that it wasn't my fault. So those credit questions in the past. So what credit questions do you have now while I wanna look into my reports because you know, I may by car, which I believe they run your credit for that. Instead of leasing and now that I've seen that there have been errors with my credit. If I ever find something I want to know ahead of time because it did delay. My my process of buying the house, and I also just want to know because from my understanding of what you guys have told me there's more than just the three credit agencies out there. And I'm really curious to know what they are what they will have that may not be associated with me. Or that may be incorrect. How many credit reports do you think you have out there? I mean, I would have honestly said three and I'm wondering who uses this information, right? I don't have access to it right now, which worries me because obviously they're there for a reason if. One was asking these other credit agencies for information than they wouldn't be in business. The next step is to find every credit reporting agency that has a report on Scott. Besides the big three. I have no idea how many agencies that is or where to start. But I found someone who does. He don't Joe Winston credit lawyer, and I would like to say my newfound friend agreed to help me to figure out how the F to do this. And luckily, he's super into this stuff. A weird personal passion project that sin pursuing for a long time. So and spoiler he told me there could be hundreds of credit reports for Scott out there. So we'll see how this is going to go. Stay tuned on the next episode of breach. So yes, the equifax breach is particularly scary in terms of the quality of data stolen ES. But the equifax breach is also interesting because of how they were breached the series of eras they made as an organization so many bungles and how few penalties they faced how equifax lost our data in the arguably worst breach ever is crucial. If history is being written right now via push notifications equifax may well be the first example all history books point to in a chapter called early twenty first century, the straight up end of privacy. Luckily, we were able to sit down with the guys who went to equifax in Rhode the detailed report on what exactly went wrong. I'll let those experts and other voices you'll hear more from this season..

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"equifax" Discussed on Breach

Breach

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on Breach

"This incredibly detailed report from congress that we can really sink our teeth into which lays out all of the dozens of mistakes that equifax made along the way, but. Why equifax in general is a really profound question. Okay. So why equifax for starters for a lot of people in the credit finance in journalism worlds? The equifax breach was the most important day probably their careers. Many of us have been talking about what would happen. If one of these big three credit reporting agencies who keep all this credit information on us. What would happen if it was breached one of these people whose careers were defined by the equifax breach is Ron Lieber die, right? The your money column for the New York Times, you heard him earlier in the intro in his opinion, a breach at a credit reporting agency has always been the mother lode. Someone gets into one of the big three credit reporting agencies equifax experience or trans union and gets all the good stuff. The social security numbers with matching data that can be used to create new identities at one hundred and forty three million or whatever it ends up being. And he vividly remembers the day the equifax breach was announced and just to give you a sense of how frazzled I already was that point. My father is die. Line of a LS. And there was a giant hurricane bearing down on Florida. That point it was the big one that hit back then and my siblings, and I were in the middle of trying to get him out of there. Like literally rolled his wheelchair up the interstate. We were trying to get him up to Orlando with his aid. And the last flight from Chicago where I been for a work trip at just been cancelled..

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"equifax" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

"Today's Clark -rageous moment is just a stunner the US house investigative committee that handled the investigation of the equifax data breach from last year has released its nearly hundred page report and found that equifax was such a fail at how they handled security that it's stunning first of all equifax had been warned in the winner of last year that they had a big security problem. Nobody lifted a finger to do anything about it after that the records of one hundred and fifty seven million people were stolen and even worse in the foul up. It turned out that equifax is operation had three hundred security certificates that had expired in different parts of their system. They had a critical vulnerability that. Went unpacked for five months. The people at their call center they set up after the data-breach for two weeks with sending people to scam site that was stealing people's information to add insult to injury. This is a company that has suffered no consequences. The congress has looked the other way because of all the dirty money that the credit bureaus spread around Washington. And when you know what really stinks. It's there are no consequences at this point in modern American life. If you're big enough powerful enough and rich enough, you can be stupid, dumb or steel and you get away with it. Presents what to expect? When you're expecting a teenager learning the lingo today, I'm going to help parents translate teen slang. Now when a team says something is on fleet. It's exactly like saying that's read it simply means that something is awesome. Another one is totes. It's exactly like totally.

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"equifax" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Oh yeah yeah guests who runs it equifax equifax the very people who have led to this horrendous national problem that will go on for the rest of our lives with identity theft they are running a database for generally it's used by the nation cell phone carriers and i think it's also used by some of the cable tv and satellite providers so when they do a credit check to decide whether or not you're okay to give cell phone service to or to give a pay tv if you have not frozen this obscure database then your information could still be traded on l legally okay so we had a we actually had a call not too long ago from someone who had their credit frozen and criminals were able to go open new cell phone plans as if they were them well so it's like i i'm always reluctant to get into more obscure databases because they don't want people to shut down like now you want me to do something else and then you're gonna add something else as well but this is a step that if you're motivated it doesn't take much time at all and the website is in c t as in tom you e dot com okay provided proper military lingo tango thank you very much clark i will go ahead and do that also.

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"equifax" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Brand new information about last summer's equifax data breach it was done in a securities filing by equifax still not released directly to the public the number of people affected by the data breach has gone up another nearly two million people as more information has become available so the crux have on nearly one hundred and forty seven million of us they have our name data birth and social security number they have our addresses on just under a hundred million people they have phone numbers on twenty million of us and they have driver's license information including driver's license number on eighteen million of us the problem is that the equifax data breach runs so deep and so wide that we are in a position that you have to assume the criminals can take their time and at some point who knows what that point would be able to then use this stuff against us in so many different ways and flavors of a density theft this means you have to be forever vigilant about your identity and i have step by step the things i'd like you to do to protect your identity and none of these things are flawless or perfect but if you will do them in sequential order as i have on clark dot com slash equifax it will help you reduce.

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"equifax" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"There's brand new information about last summer's equifax data breach it was done in a securities filing by equifax still not released directly to the public the number of people affected by the data breach has gone up another nearly two million people as more information has become available so the crooks have on nearly one hundred and forty seven million of us they have our name data birth and social security number they have our dresses on just under a hundred million people they have phone numbers on twenty million of us and they have driver's license information including driver's license number on eighteen million of us the problem is that the equifax data breach runs so deep and so wide that we are in a position that you have to assume the criminals can take their time and at some point who knows what that point would be able to then use this stuff against us in so many different ways and flavors of identify theft this means you have to be forever vigilant about your identity and i have step by step the things i'd like you to do to protect your identity and none of these things are faultless or perfect but if you will do them in sequential order as i have on clark dot com slash.

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"equifax" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on WSB-AM

"The street here in midtown equifax is in the news yet again with new information about that massive ridiculous gross grossly negligent data breach that equifax had last year that a huge number of americans are going to have to deal with the possibility of identity theft the rest of our lives the latest data added another nearly two million people to the data breach this was a filing that equifax had to do with wall street they still haven't disclosed to the general public but roughly one hundred and forty seven million people had their names data birth and social security number exposed address information's information on one hundred million drivers license on seventeen million so so many different ways of information and if you hit what's after trifecta the quad factor if the crooks have your name data birth social security number and driver's license number it is not a bad day for you it is something you've got to watch forever if you have not put a credit freeze in place yet with equifax trans union experience you are very heavily exposed go look at my guide at car dot com slash equifax clark howard every night at ten and every thirty minutes during atlanta's morning news w s five forty nine heavily brought down.

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"equifax" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM

WVNJ 1160 AM

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM

"Click when this happened equifax was everybody's issue honestly like a lot of the you know the healthcare breeches of the previous year where a lot of not only are we talking about grownups anymore we're talking about children and children's data and identity information is is has has also been breached through a lot of these hacks and equifax was in a weird position because they were the they were the company we use to protect against identity theft because they're the company that monitor's usage of social security numbers and do credit checks and and and other factors like that and what i've always recommended to people for years is that you have to subscribe to an identity monitoring service like equifax you know not just for yourself but for your children as well because child data is also being exploited out there to by the entity thieves i know and it can be really difficult the problem i have is the same problem i have with direct tv my wife was trying to have her credit freeze lifted by equifax and they put her through marriage chase everybody you call gave a different answer or tried to sign you up with another service or then they say will you need to give us your pin number and she never got a pin number and they said we have to write a letter while i need to get the credit check now we're trying to move to a new apartment they.

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"equifax" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"And now you have a possibility for the rest of your life your data in your identity can be stolen in for whatever reason equifax seems like they got a free pass facebook it looks like this might be something that takes them down yeah and and look i think that you know i'm going to go on a limb and say in the levels of bad wherever facebook is equifax is much worse and and part of it is because you know everything you said right i mean they knew about this hack for a long time it involves way more people to i mean we're talking about over one hundred million yeah i mean more than half the the us population it's terrible so that's part of it definitely and i think yes equifax they get somewhat of a pass although i'm sure there pr people would say that they had a pretty bad couple of months there but you know the the thing is also equifax is not a consumer brand right they work with other businesses so they don't really need to care about what you and i think we can think there the devil all we want it doesn't matter because they're going to continue doing what they do and it's not going to be impacting whereas facebook needs to have you and me mike them we they need me to upload the pictures of my two year old son and in order to get other people to like it and look at those ads and so if i'm not doing that that's a problem for facebook so that's important the other thing also is i think again we're all there's all this stuff came came together you know all all these hacks have been happening for for years now it's almost i mean i i watch this stuff every day and it's almost like it's a it's a it's a background noise oh another hack today oh and other a bunch of people right i mean literally yahoo had its entire every single person who ever used yahoo was hacked and.

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"equifax" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Is actually using equifax credit reporting and monitoring services to do that so it's a kind of a conundrum which is quite strange if you ask me i certainly wouldn't want to use their credit reporting and monitoring services if they were the ones who breach it doesn't make any sense i keep a list of passwords not not online it's just an internal document in my computer and i was just curious i was just counted i have fifteen fifteen passwords and without that list i'll be very honest with you i i would not be able to function without the list new idea what all these passwords are yeah what you said was persuasive but it's understandable why most people are just flat overwhelmed by this this morass of information and we if if i didn't keep it written down i certainly wouldn't know i just looked at this just now and i realized there are things in here that i rarely use oh that's their best word and that's their password i mean it's are we anywhere near something that i don't know how this applies necessarily but by metrics retinal scans or fingerprints or even reading your dna is there a better way than passwords you do have biometric passwords should you have retinal scans he'd you have you know the ability to use your fingerprints do that but those are also hackel very hackel ex how how does someone steal my dna dna that they use so it's a file so when how does it recognize your thumbprint.

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"equifax" Discussed on WLOB

WLOB

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"equifax" Discussed on WLOB

"Yeah exactly so you know whenever there's a breach there's always a drop in stock price there's a loss of reputation and of course right now people are dropping equifax like bad date what's happened is a company's level of trust has completely disappeared equifax is basically had sensitive data stolen for more than a hundred and forty three million people you and i as the consumer can't do anything about that however the organizations that use equifax for credit checks for employment as an example they can and they're making their voices heard loud and clear the circumstances with the equifax we live of course in an age of constantly escalating a battle if you will a weapons race it an arms race if you will a digital arms race the offense and defense and certainly there are people out there a devoted to hacking can it be said with any degree of certitude that what happened to equifax was their own sloppy methodology or were they just the latest victims of people who want to hack into secure areas so it's basically how do you fix something that's weak and in their case they thought well the system doesn't have any relevance to our business and they couldn't have been further from the truth because the breach didn't happen in isolation the system itself had a relationship to the another system that was the crown jewel asset of the business the information about the folks that have their credit scores their their privacy information so not understanding the relationship between that supposed to systems and saying well we don't have to patch this or fix this for months on end is very poor oversight and the patch management programs of most companies are their onerous but they're not rocket science what has to be understood is you know where's the value of my business cyprus business issue and this is what's being heard loud and clear today eighty five percent of your organization is a digital asset there for eighty five percent of your organization's value statistical so we need.

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