Equifax


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Equifax

One of the three major credit reporting bureaus. It maintains a Web site at www.equifax.com. The other two bureaus are Experian and TransUnion. See also Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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In September 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax claimed that there was a security breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people, forcing the company to reach a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Under an agreement with the attorneys general from 48 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Equifax will set aside up to $425 million to reimburse victims of the breach, including those who experienced identity theft.
Equifax arms the fraud detection and identity space with unique and extensive consumer identity and behavioral data, combined with leading-edge technology and innovative analytics to drive insights across industries and organizations.
Equifax will hold regular webinars and classroom sessions to help train the students of Manipal Global about data analytics in the BFSI industry.
DataX's data assets complement the Equifax core credit database adding alternative credit and payment data, analytics and identity solutions on underbanked consumers to the installment loan, rent-to-own and lease-to-own markets.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, Mountain West Credit Union Association and the Nebraska Credit Union League are among the latest to join the growing class-action suit over Equifax's enormous data breach announced September 7.
Equifax is one of the three major companies that maintain credit report information on hundreds of millions of Americans.
"The FCA announces today that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a cyber security incident that led to the loss of UK customer data held by Equifax Ltd on the servers of its US parent," the watchdog said.
Warren noted the urgency has increased for such legislation in light of the Equifax breach, which "compromised millions of Americans' security and jeopardized their credit."
Equifax, one of the country's three major credit reporting firms, said last week that it had been hacked.
Washington, Dhu-AlHijjah 17, 1438, September 08, 2017, SPA -- Some 143 million US consumers, as well as some residents of Britain and Canada, might have been impacted by a cybersecurity breach that took place across several months earlier this year at Equifax, the Atlanta-based credit bureau said Thursday, according to dpa.
God Gazarov said in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognise his name as legitimate, according to the New York Post.