New Mexicans file lawsuit against Equifax after breach in system

Getting up to speed on the Equifax data breach scandal

Getting up to speed on the Equifax data breach scandal

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a cyber attack exposed the social security numbers and other sensitive information of about 143 million Americans.

Equifax established a website to help people find out if their information was compromised and help protect that information.

"Aspects of this breach raise questions about the data security practices of Equifax that implicate the FTC's existing authority", Warner wrote.

India sees threat from Rohingyas' terror links
The ministry has also asked the state governments to identity such illegal immigrants and initiate deportation process. It says that Rohingyas must be deported as they pose a challenge to our internal security, which is paramount.

The hack included people's names, social security numbers and birth dates. "My best advice - get signed up for online services and alerts with your bank and credit card companies".

Can anyone view your credit report when it's frozen? "If you ever actually applied for credit in any way shape or form, this is data that's out there with Equifax, Experian or TransUnion". This is especially important if you've confirmed you're a victim of identity theft. "Regardless of whether you have been a victim of this breach, the company is offering this free of charge for one year". A security freeze (also known as a "credit freeze") locks your credit file so that no one can see your credit report or credit score unless you lift the freeze. Schneiderman as well as most experts advise you to freeze your credit. Run your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com as soon as possible so you have a current look at your credit file.

Equifax backed down. You can now get credit monitoring without waiving your right to sue.

Alphabet reportedly considers a $1 billion Lyft investment
The round valued the company at $7.5 billion, up from $5.5 billion at Lyft's previous financing more than a year earlier. The word is that the investment in Lyft is being driven by top-level executives, including Alphabet's Larry Page.

Equifax keeps detailed financial records on all Americans to see if you are credit worthy to lend money to.

For people who are concerned about their identities having been stolen a crdit freeze will stop a thief for applying for credit or opening an account in your name.

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said his office is investigating the breach. So, I recommend that you just assume your information was breached and take steps to prevent any further damage. It can be a pain because you'll have to unfreeze it every time someone needs to run a credit check on you or if you need a loan.

Video shows NASA's Cassini team reacting to the spacecraft's death at Saturn
The spacecraft's final radio communications will be sent to the CSIRO's Deep Space centre, located outside Canberra. Cassini will enter Saturn's atmosphere at about 1,190 miles above where the planet's cloud tops are thought to be.

The FTC has suggested that consumers concerned about protecting themselves in the wake of the breach check credit reports for accounts or activity that they don't recognize - a sign on identity theft.

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