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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

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.

Stocks of social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snap take a hit over concerns of potential regulation
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Stocks of social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snap take a hit over concerns of potential regulation

With concerns that Facebook’s handling of users’ data would lead to stepped up government regulation, Twitter slumped 9.0 percent.

Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not information
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Year-end shopping spree: Spend your money, not information

Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday shopping alone; over the whole week period, it is thought to be more than £6 billion.

Yahoo apologises for data breach and blames Russian outfits for the cyberattack
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Yahoo apologises for data breach and blames Russian outfits for the cyberattack

In March, federal prosecutors charged two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers with masterminding a 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, the first time the US government has criminally charged Russian spies for cybercrimes.

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.

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.

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.

Equifax shares tumble to lowest in two years after FTRC opens investigation into data breach
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Equifax shares tumble to lowest in two years after FTRC opens investigation into data breach

Equifax shares fell 5 percent to $94.19 in heavy trading after earlier touching $89.59, their lowest since February 2015.

Forty states join Equifax data breach probe as its shares tumble
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Forty states join Equifax data breach probe as its shares tumble

Even amid disclosures of data breaches at a broad array of companies and government agencies in recent years, the Equifax hack stands out.