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Equifax: Top Executives Did Not Engage in Insider Trading

The decision was reached by a committee, who reviewed 55-thousand documents and found no evidence of wrongdoing

  NATIONAL — Four top executives who sold off company stock before Equifax announced its massive data breach are found not guilty of insider trading. The decision was reached by a committee, who reviewed 55-thousand documents and found no evidence of wrongdoing. The committee was not employed by Equifax. The executives admitted they sold millions of dollars’ worth of shares…

BBB Advises How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Cyber Attacks

More than 60 percent of americans have already been hacked this year

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSensitive information belonging to millions of Americans was hacked in the Equifax breach earlier this year. But why are so many people vulnerable? Even people who work in cyber security are at risk of being hacked. “I teach this all day long and yet I was still hacked, so I might have made a purchase at a coffee…

Sen. Al Franken on Equifax Breach: “This is Sleezy”

Earlier this month, Franken introduced a bill that would help protect consumers whose personal data has been leaked by the hack

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “In other words, this was like, ‘here, look up to see if you, you’re information was stolen and protect yourself, oh and by the way, if we’re the, if you’re one of these 143 million people you can’t sue us,’” Sen. Al Franken said during a press conference. “This is sleezy.” The Minnesota senator is talking about…

CEO of Equifax Takes Early Retirement with More than $18 Million in Benefits

Smith called the breach "a disappointing event."

  NATIONAL — The CEO of Equifax announced he is retiring early, just weeks after the company put the financial futures of 143 million Americans at risk and just days before he is set to appear before Congress. Richard Smith, who has held the CEO position since 2005, is stepping down and joining other senior managers who have left the…

Equifax Dumps CEO

Equifax replaces CEO in the wake of massive data breach.

NEW YORK (AP) _ Credit reporting agency Equifax is ousting CEO Richard Smith in an effort to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans. The shake-up announced Tuesday comes after Equifax disclosed that hackers exploited a software flaw that the company didn’t fix to heist Social Security numbers,…

Equifax Comes Clean About Previous Hacking Attack in March

In March, the company hired cyber-security experts to deal with what they called a "security incident" on its corporate networks

  NATIONAL — We are now learning the Equifax breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans is the second time the company has been hacked this year. In March, the company hired cyber-security experts to deal with what they called a “security incident” on its corporate networks. They were using Apache Software and that company discovered a…

Two Top Executives Leaving Equifax in the Midst of Massive Data Breach

The company said its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately

  NATIONAL — The fallout over the Equifax data breach continues after two of the company’s top executives leave in the middle of the chaos. Company officials said the chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving immediately. Equifax is facing several class-action lawsuits, inquiries and Congressional investigations. The breach included much of the personal information of 143 million…

Senator Heitkamp Suspicious of Equifax Data Breach After Rumors of Potential Insider Trading

There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into Equifax. There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Department and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “The first thing…

Check Your Financial Information: 143 Million Identities Exposed by Equifax Data Breach

Two million are at risk in Minnesota, One-third of the population of North Dakota at risk

  NATIONAL — One-third of the population of North Dakota may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach at Equifax. The credit reporting company reports more than 248,000 people in the state were potentially exposed. Two million are at risk in Minnesota. Atlanta-based Equifax said 143 million Americans had their information exposed. The information includes Social Security…

248,000 North Dakota Residents May Be Affected By Equifax Breach

The information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and possibly driver's license and credit card information.

BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more than 248,000 of the state’s residents may have had their personal information exposed in a nationwide data breach of credit reporting company Equifax. Stenehjem’s office said Tuesday that Equifax provided the number of North Dakotans who are potentially exposed to the data breach. The information includes Social Security numbers, birthdates,…