Unfortunate Equifax, threatened by hackers for 600 btc, or 143 million Americans…

Unfortunate Equifax, threatened by hackers for 600 btc, or 143 million Americans…”

According to Equifax, criminals gained access to certain files in the company´s system from mid-May to July by exploiting a weak point in website software.

Credit card numbers belonging to approximately 209,000 United States consumers were also accessed, as were dispute documents with "personal identifying information" for about 182,000 people.

"The incident comes at a time of heightened sensitivity to cyberattacks in the political, commercial and personal realms, especially in the wake of presumed Russian interference in the USA presidential election previous year", they write.

Hackers were able to retrieve birth dates and addresses, as well as credit card numbers for 209,000 consumers.

Many Americans are anxious due to the recent hack of Equifax, supposedly more than 143 million people have had their private information exposed.

Equifax has set up a dedicated website, where people can check to see if their personal information may have been stolen. "If you have a credit report, chances are you may be in this breach".

Vlcek says that, rather than taking advantage of Equifax's offer, consumers should "consider looking into a credit freeze that will stop hackers from using your identity to accrue debt" and "closely monitor all email, social, credit card and bank accounts closely for suspicious activities".

"All told, the number of American consumers affected constitutes about 44% of the us population", NPR's Colin Dwyer points out. Although the public is just now learning about the breach, Equifax says it discovered it on July 29-which makes the stock trades three executives made a few days later look. not great.

Ines Gutzmer, the spokeswoman for Equifac Inc. confirmed the news and declared that the trio had no knowledge of the intrusion when they sold their stocks. The Request said that in the event that they don't get their payment from Equifax by September 15th, they will broadcast the hacked data.

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