Equifax Chief Security Officer... can compose a sad, sad song.

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  1. LeftLaneInPA

    LeftLaneInPA I have a nifty title. Beginner User Premium Member

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  2. xydrine

    xydrine Vengeance. Justice. Fire and Blood. Administrator Premium Member

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    Equifax’s security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population. To add insult to injury, Equifax waited over a month before revealing the security breach it had suffered. If you’re one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax in small claims court, potentially letting you avoid hiring a lawyer for advice.

    Even if you want to be part of the class action lawsuit against Equifax, you can still sue Equifax for negligence in small claims court using the DoNotPay bot and demand maximum damages. Maximum damages range between $2,500 in states like Rhode Island and Kentucky to $25,000 in Tennessee.

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    Well ****, sign me up.
     
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  3. LeftLaneInPA

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    $25,000 will certainly improve my credit score!
     
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  4. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    You know this woman was a total idiot when it came to online security

    She probably had driven to Wal-Mart and bought a big box that said antivirus and put it on her entire system then used her cats name as All the passwords
     
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  5. Driver66

    Driver66 Probably driving Beginner User Premium Member

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    You know this probably means she just made the list of potential candidates for the next secretary of state.
     
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  6. LeftLaneInPA

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    "What's the odds they would have guess it was MissFluffyPaws?"
     
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  7. RedRocket

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    Yeah, it was 6weeks+ before they admitted there had been a breach. Word leaking out from the dark web now is they are going the ransomware route by claiming they won't release all the stolen data IF millions are paid in Bit Coin.
     
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  8. PointerCone

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    Son, when he's NOT golfing, works for Palo Alto and they got it down. No Palo Alto there!!

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    Just HAD to bring politics into it huh???? Couldn't just let it go??
     
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  9. DChiJEllis

    DChiJEllis PSL+7 Intermediate User Premium Member

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    The stock sale after the breach was found, but *before* it was announced, stinks to high heaven as well.


    Posted from my iPhone using the RDF Mobile App!
     
  10. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    It's an even better feeling to input your info and they come back with your info was compromised
    Sorry
    :(
     
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  12. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yeah I believe they are past that
    I'm in NC and they told me I was compromised
     
  13. gapi

    gapi Premium Member Intermediate User Premium Member

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    Just lock your credit. Its cheap and when you want to make a major purchase that requires a credit check you can unlock it and relock it.
     
  14. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yeah they auto enroll you to a credit lock insured agency for free
     
  15. STS134

    STS134 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    Well apparently Susan "Music Major" Mauldin was told to GTFO of Equifax today. When is the CEO going to be told to GTFO for hiring her as Chief Security Officer in the first place?
     
  16. LeftLaneInPA

    LeftLaneInPA I have a nifty title. Beginner User Premium Member

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    That's a good question, but I'm sure Mrs. Mauldin got to ride a golden parachute on her way out.
     
  17. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    OK, so I see a TON of options for locking my credit reports. Any advice who to go with?
     
  18. STS134

    STS134 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    You'd have to do it with all 3 major bureaus in order for it to be effective. I'm not going to bother because:
    1. It's annoying; if you want to apply for credit you first have to unfreeze at all 3 bureaus.
    2. Equifax is offering this service for free but the other 2 are not.
     
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  19. WNCmotard

    WNCmotard Premium Member General User Premium Member

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    Gotcha, just FYI it's free in NC for everyone on all three bureaus by law. I've used Credit Karma for years anyway, and they alert me anytime there is any activity on my credit. Also, when I logged in just now, apparently the state of NC owes me a back tax refund that I went and claimed. Sweet!