In case you missed it: The credit rating giant admitted hackers had targeted the company in the past few months, stealing records on as many as 143 million consumers. The company went into disaster management mode (albeit with a six-week head start) and flubbed the incident response. Not only did the company botch the roll out of the support site, it also threw potential victims into legalistic chaos with nobody knowing for sure for hours whether or not the site was automatically opting out customers from a future class action suit.
Add one more thing to the dumpster fire of this incident response “omni-shambles.”
The checker, hosted by TrustedID (a subsidiary of Equifax) that millions of users are checking to see if their private information has been stolen doesn’t appear to be properly validating entries.
In other words: it is giving out incorrect answers.