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How to Handle a PR Crisis a Lot Better Than Equifax

The Equifax data breach, in which 143 million accounts were compromised and which might have years-long consequences for consumers, was historic in its scope and potential for damage. But it’s also notable for how extraordinarily badly the company, at least from a public-relations standpoint, handled the fallout. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Handle a PR Crisis a Lot Better Than Equifax

The Equifax data breach, in which 143 million accounts were compromised and which might have years-long consequences for consumers, was historic in its scope and potential for damage. But it’s also notable for how extraordinarily badly the company, at least from a public-relations standpoint, handled the fallout. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Equifax originally said that hackers accessed the personal information 143 million people from May 1

Equifax originally said that hackers accessed the personal information 143 million people from May 13 to July 30, 2017. According to a security firm Equifax hired to investigate the breach, hackers “roamed undetected” in the company’s network for four months before the breach. Fire Eye’s Mandiant group said this week…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Credit Cards May Also Have Been Compromised in the Equifax Hack

It’s hard to fathom the extent of the Equifax data hack—millions of Social Security numbers were taken—and by now you’ve learned to monitor your credit and freeze your reports. Hackers don’t just have your personal info, though. They may have your credit card numbers, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Sue Equifax

If Equifax’s security incident last week has you thinking about a lawsuit, you’re not alone. From hiring your own lawyer to representing yourself in small claims court or joining a class-action lawsuit, there are a number of ways you can take your frustration about the incident to the courts.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Lift or Cancel a Credit Freeze

If you’re one of the 143 million people affected by the Equifax breach, you’ve likely been considering putting a freeze on your credit report. A credit (or “security”) freeze restricts access to your credit file so thieves can’t open a new line of credit in your name. For those who have never tangled with the…Read […]

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Which Credit Monitoring Service Should You Use?

There’s not much of a silver lining in the Equifax disaster, but it’s reminded us just how important it is to keep tabs on your credit. More than ever, credit monitoring is essential to making sure there’s no sketchy, fraudulent activity associated with your personal info. And you can monitor your own credit for free,…Read […]

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Don’t Get Duped by Phone Scammers Posing as Equifax

As if the Equifax data breach disclosing personal information for 143 million people wasn’t enough, now scammers are taking advantage of the confusion and anxiety affecting customers. If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be part of Equifax, don’t believe it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Latest News on the Equifax Hack [Updating]

Last week, credit reporting agency Equifax was subject to one of the most serious data breaches the world has seen since Harriet the Spy’s composition notebook was stolen by her classmates. In the infernal aftermath, as consumers have reckoned with the news that their personal info may have been stolen, the company’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days

Another day, another attempt by Equifax to stem the tide of consumer rage in the wake of the gigantic breach that left vulnerable the personal data of up to 143 million people. Now the company has said they will waive the fees they charge to freeze your credit until Nov. 21. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days

Another day, another attempt by Equifax to stem the tide of consumer rage in the wake of the gigantic breach that left vulnerable the personal data of up to 143 million people. Now the company has said they will waive the fees they charge to freeze your credit until Nov. 21. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days

Another day, another attempt by Equifax to stem the tide of consumer rage in the wake of the gigantic breach that left vulnerable the personal data of up to 143 million people. Now the company has said they will waive the fees they charge to freeze your credit until Nov. 21. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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