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Equifax has agreed to pay $380.5 million to resolve allegations related to the 2017 data breach in which hackers stole information belonging to some 147 million Americans, under the terms of a settlement approved by a federal judge.
The settlement fund for the breach that saw the exposure of 147 million Equifax customers' data was $31 million. Customers applying for a payout were initially offered $125 or free Equifax credit monitoring. Unsurprisingly, many people already had credit monitoring, or didn't want to take it from the firm that failed to safeguard their data. The result?
Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people's personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by the company.
There are breaches, and there are megabreaches, and there's Equifax. But a newly revealed trove of leaked data tops them all for sheer volume: 772,904,991 unique email addresses, over 21 million unique passwords, all recently posted to a hacking forum.
Mismanagement, outdated tech and basic security steps were to blame.
Credit monitoring giant Equifax has been hit with the maximum penalty from the UK's data protection agency for its actions related to the company's massive data breach.
Equifax has published yet more details on the personal records and sensitive information stolen by miscreants after they hacked its databases in 2017.
Equifax has identified 2.4 million victims of its massive 2017 data breach that were not previously counted in the number of people affected by the hack, the credit bureau announced Thursday.
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