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Equifax says its executives didn’t engage in insider trading

A report from a special committee formed by Equifax's board said that "none of the four executives had knowledge of the incident when their trades were made."
Former CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith

Congress slams ex-CEO of Equifax during his testimony

"I worry that your job today is about damage control: to put a happy face on your firm's disgraceful actions and then depart with a golden parachute."

Equifax says 2.5 million more people might have been affected by the hack than previously thought

145.5 million consumers may have had personal information exposed.
Traders are refusing to let Equifax off the hook as they continue to add to short positions.

Traders refuse to let Equifax off the hook

Traders are continuing to load up on bets against Equifax even as the company's stock recovers from recent lows.
Suspicious options trading in Equifax following its massive data breach has drawn

The Feds are looking into some suspicious Equifax trades

The Feds are investigating suspicious trading in Equifax's stock that occurred after its hack was discovered, but before it was publicly announced.

Equifax mistakenly told consumers worried about its data breach to go to a spoof site

On Twitter, company representatives pointed consumers to a site set up specifically to point out a problem with the company's security, according to a report.

Hackers targeted Equifax months before a massive breach that affected 143 million Americans

The newly disclosed breach happened in March, which could prompt more scrutiny over three company execs who sold nearly $2 million in company stock in August.

The Justice Department has reportedly opened an insider-trading investigation at Equifax

The US Justice Department has reportedly opened an investigation into whether insider-trading laws were violated in the aftermath of the Equifax data breach.

2 top Equifax execs are out after a massive hack that exposed 143 million Americans’ financial data

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer will "retire" after the cyberattack that exposed financial info of nearly half the US.
A hearing attendee dressed as the Monopoly Man looks on as Richard Smith, former chairman and CEO of Equifax, Inc., testifies before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee in Washington on October 4, 2017.

The Equifax breach resulted in the leak of 56,200 drivers’ licenses, passports, and other forms of ID

The Equifax security breach in 2017 was worse than we thought: Millions more people had their social security number, name, and date of birth revealed. Hackers also made off with 56,200 ID documents like passports and drivers' licenses.