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Equifax is reportedly paying out about $700 million to settle US data breach probes
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Equifax is reportedly paying out about $700 million to settle US data breach probes

The 2017 Equifax data breach at the company affected more than 143 million people worldwide

SEC says that companies not tightening cybersecurity could be violating federal law
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SEC says that companies not tightening cybersecurity could be violating federal law

Public companies that fail to tighten their cybersecurity controls could be violating federal law says SEC.

Cyberattackers claim to have stolen data of 90,000 customers of two major Canadian banks
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Cyberattackers claim to have stolen data of 90,000 customers of two major Canadian banks

A spokesman for the bank said it believed that less than 50,000 of the bank’s 8 million customers across Canada were hacked.

Twitter urges users to change their account passwords after a glitch made some of them readable in plain text
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Twitter urges users to change their account passwords after a glitch made some of them readable in plain text

A person familiar with the Twitter's response said the number was “substantial” and that they were exposed for “several months.”

US court rules that Equifax can be sued for data breach which exposed personal details of about 147 million people
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US court rules that Equifax can be sued for data breach which exposed personal details of about 147 million people

The lawsuit alleged that Equifax should have known by March 2017 that a security vulnerability existed in computer code but it failed to patch or upgrade its software.

Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI must address privacy concerns urgently; simply denying leak not enough
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Aadhaar data breach: UIDAI must address privacy concerns urgently; simply denying leak not enough

Asserting the technical security of the Aadhaar card and the safety of the biometric data alone as a response to privacy allegations is not enough.

Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part XI: Establishing proper deterrent consequences for privacy violations
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Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part XI: Establishing proper deterrent consequences for privacy violations

Lack of deterrent consequences is one of the key reasons why India’s current IT Act and Rules have failed to protect privacy

Uber reveals cover up of a data breach in 2016, which compromised the information of 57 million accounts
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Uber reveals cover up of a data breach in 2016, which compromised the information of 57 million accounts

According to Uber's statement, the 2016 incident revealed names, phone numbers and email addresses of about 50 million users across the world to hackers.

Yahoo and Equifax to testify before US senate panel on 8 November regarding the two data breaches
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Yahoo and Equifax to testify before US senate panel on 8 November regarding the two data breaches

Equifax disclosed in September that the data breach affected as many as 145.5 million U.S. consumers, and Smith has testified on the issue before three committees.

Malaysia launches a probe to investigate an alleged attempt to sell data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers
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Malaysia launches a probe to investigate an alleged attempt to sell data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers

Customers of Malaysia’s biggest mobile service providers, including Maxis, Axiata Group’s Celcom and DiGi, among others, were affected.

UK market watchdog opens up an investigation into the Equifax hack
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UK market watchdog opens up an investigation into the Equifax hack

Equifax has said that 15.2 million records on British citizens were involved in the breach, including sensitive data on 693,665 individuals.

Credit card applications and purchases likely to be authenticated by selfies in the future
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Credit card applications and purchases likely to be authenticated by selfies in the future

The announcement comes at a time when personal information on 145.5 million Americans was recently accessed or stolen from the credit bureau Equifax.

Equifax claries that its system is not compromised; third-party vendors are running malicious code on the website
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Equifax claries that its system is not compromised; third-party vendors are running malicious code on the website

Equifax said it has removed the vendor’s code from the web page, which was taken offline so the company can conduct further analysis.

Equifax Inc's hacked accounts count rises to 145.5 mn; CEO admits that company took months to patch vulnerability
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Equifax Inc's hacked accounts count rises to 145.5 mn; CEO admits that company took months to patch vulnerability

Equifax said late Monday that an outside review determined about 2.5 million additional US consumers were potentially impacted - total rising to 145.5 million

Bankers concerned over consumer reactions to Equifax hack; fear hit to credit card businesses
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Bankers concerned over consumer reactions to Equifax hack; fear hit to credit card businesses

US lenders are concerned their consumer loan and credit card businesses could be stymied if most people freeze their credit reports post-Equifax hack.

Departing Equifax CEO Richard Smith forgoes bonus after criticism mounts over massive data breach
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Departing Equifax CEO Richard Smith forgoes bonus after criticism mounts over massive data breach

Smith’s departure is the latest development after Equifax’s 7 Sep. disclosure of the breach prompted investigations by multiple federal and state agencies.

Equifax CEO to retire following the data breach that leaked personal details of millions of US citizens
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Equifax CEO to retire following the data breach that leaked personal details of millions of US citizens

Equifax Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith will retire following a massive data breach in US.

SEC chairman to face tough hearing after the agency acknowledges that it was hacked
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SEC chairman to face tough hearing after the agency acknowledges that it was hacked

Jay Clayton, who has been at the head of the SEC since May, is not likely to face calls for his removal since the breach happened a year ago.

Equifax data breach: Probe reveals that consumer records were compromised as early as March
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Equifax data breach: Probe reveals that consumer records were compromised as early as March

Equifax shares have shed almost a third of their value since the disclosure of the breach. Critics have questioned why Equifax took so long to discover and disclose the breach.