The Scumbags at Equifax just announced, months after it happened, that they were breached. This is the worst one in history because of a few reasons:
Full SSNs, driver licenses, credit card numbers, addresses, etc. Everything a criminal needs to defraud someone in your name.
No one gave their information to Equifax willingly. They get it and store it anytime some one does a credit check with them. You typically sign an agreement that the requesting entity can provide it, but it almost never says anything about Equifax now owning your info. Its supposed to be for that one purpose only.
Executives were given time to sell stock before the announcement. Clear case of fiduciary responsibility being violated, and general scumbaggery.
They set up an insecure website full of security holes to try and capture people’s complaints. Part of the submission form is an agreement you won’t sue them or take part in a class action lawsuit. Again, scummery.
I smell a huge class action lawsuit coming. I’ll join!