Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach – Washington Post

NEW YORK — Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information. The credit data company — under intense pressure since it disclosed last week that hackers accessed the Social Security numbers, birthdates and other information […]

3 things to watch at Janet Yellen’s Fed meeting – CNNMoney

3 things to watch at Janet Yellen’s Fed meeting – CNNMoney

The Federal Reserve has four meetings left before Janet Yellen’s four-year term as chair ends in February. One is this week. Her to-do list is full: A possible third rate hike in 2017. Restoring the Fed’s giant, $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds and other assets, still bloated from the financial crisis, to normal levels. ‘; […]

Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax’s (EFX.N) massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free. Warren, who has built a reputation as a fierce consumer champion, also signaled […]

Finally, Some Answers From Equifax to Your Data Breach Questions – New York Times

“We are experiencing a high volume of requests for security freezes and have been experiencing some technical issues,” a company spokesman, Wyatt Jefferies, said, in an emailed statement. “We are working diligently to resolve those technical issues.” In an earlier version of this column, I suggested using the company’s credit freeze phone line for now. […]

Theft of Equifax data could lead to years of grief for home buyers and mortgage applicants – Washington Post

The catastrophic theft of 143 million consumers’ personal data from national credit bureau Equifax could cause financial grief for years for home buyers and mortgage applicants. The odds are that some of your sensitive information was stolen — possibly your address, Social Security number, driver’s license and credit card numbers — and could now be […]