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Major Equifax hack. Major personal info leaked

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Is there any specific law that this breach can be referenced to in any case law? Beyond say negligence or gross negligence which I dont think that technically would apply here.

Those would be causes for civil action. Perhaps if CFPB had a full set of teeth it could bring actions against EQ. The Big G has an unholy alliance with data scavengers as Big Government uses the collected data to perform a type of domestic espionage against US citizens, so expect nothing to change.

 

As I was saying - The Big G is in bed with the CRAs. Case in point: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/equifax-awarded-dollar7m-anti-fraud-prevention-contract-by-the-irs/ar-AAsRYE2?OCID=ansmsnnews11

 

 

Fox awarded hen house security contract.

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Here, Equifax. Let's list this under the derogatory items on YOUR report:

 

The presence of a serious breach is a powerful predictor of future data management risk. Corporations with previous data breaches are much more likely to be reckless with our data in the future.

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Transunion joins the malware distribution club.

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/equifax-rival-transunion-also-sends-site-visitors-to-malicious-pages/

 

OTOH, the crap is the classic "update your flash player" which is so common most everyone knows it's bogus.

Not common on mainstream websites. For those of us surfing the seedier parts of the internet, we're used to it.

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Transunion joins the malware distribution club.

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/equifax-rival-transunion-also-sends-site-visitors-to-malicious-pages/

 

OTOH, the crap is the classic "update your flash player" which is so common most everyone knows it's bogus.

Not common on mainstream websites. For those of us surfing the seedier parts of the internet, we're used to it.

 

 

Really? It's slightly less common these days as virtually everyone has been inoculated by now and Apple dropped Flash Player but here's a pretty recent one, Skype, with Microsoft serving the crap. That two CRAs are serving it through 3rd parties is hardly surprising.

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-s-skype-serving-fake-flash-player-update-ads-deploying-malware-514499.shtml

 

Flash Player itself has had so many vulnerabilities over the years that legit updates happened every few weeks. And those vulnerabilities are the more serious ones since there is no indication you have been hacked. The update scam is almost always more of an adware server. Kind of a semi-malware and usually even disclosed in the fine print of the T&Cs people don't bother reading.

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