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Human Resources Firm ComplyRight Breached
"Cloud-based human resources company ComplyRight said this week that a security breach of its Web site may have jeopardized sensitive consumer information -- including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers -- from tax forms submitted by the company's thousands of clients on behalf of employees."
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yesterday by jonerp
Equifax Engineer Who Designed Breach Website Charged With Insider Trading
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has indicted a former Equifax engineer on charges of insider trading.
According to court documents, Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu, 44, of Cumming, Georgia, worked for Equifax between September 2003 and March 2018.
Starting September 2013, Bonthu worked as Production Development Manager of Software Engineering in Equifax's Global Consumer Solutions (GCS) business unit. Bonthu's job involved creating software for Equifax's internal use, but also for its clients.
breach  credit_report  data  equifax  gov2.0  hack  identity_theft  legal  privacy  security  crime 
22 days ago by rgl7194
Equifax FCRA
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equifax  credit-score 
22 days ago by carlosviansi
Former Equifax manager charged with insider trading • SEC.gov
<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former Equifax manager with insider trading in advance of the company’s September 2017 announcement of a massive data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information of approximately 148 million U.S. customers. This is the second case the SEC has filed arising from the Equifax data breach.  In March, the former chief information officer of Equifax’s U.S. business unit was charged with insider trading. 

In a complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta today, the SEC charged that Equifax software engineering manager Sudhakar Reddy Bonthu traded on confidential information he received while creating a website for consumers impacted by a data breach.</p>


You have to be a special kind of stupid to sell your shares when you're building the website that's going to tell people how screwed they are. (Bonthu was told it was being done for "an unnamed potential client" but didn't take long to figure out it was his employer.). He bought put options (the chance to sell at a specific price) and netted $75,000 after the stock price fell 14%. The SEC says that's a 35-fold return on his investment. (Exercise: how much stock did he buy?)
equifax  hacking 
24 days ago by charlesarthur
Think You’ve Got Your Credit Freezes Covered? Think Again. — Krebs on Security
I spent a few days last week speaking at and attending a conference on responding to identity theft. The forum was held in Florida, one of the major epicenters for identity fraud complaints in United States. One gripe I heard from several presenters was that identity thieves increasingly are finding ways to open new mobile phone accounts in the names of people who have already frozen their credit files with the big-three credit bureaus. Here’s a look at what may be going on, and how you can protect yourself.
Carrie Kerskie is director of the Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University in Naples. A big part of her job is helping local residents respond to identity theft and fraud complaints. Kerskie said she’s had multiple victims in her area recently complain of having cell phone accounts opened in their names even though they had already frozen their credit files at the big three credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and Trans Union (as well as distant fourth bureau Innovis).
credit_freeze  credit_report  equifax  identity_theft  privacy  security 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Think You’ve Got Your Credit Freezes Covered? Think Again. — Krebs on Security
The freeze process is designed so that a creditor should not be able to see your credit file unless you unfreeze the account. A credit freeze blocks potential creditors from being able to view or “pull” your credit file, making it far more difficult for identity thieves to apply for new lines of credit in your name.

Who are the NCTUE’s members? If you call the 800-number that NCTUE makes available to get a free copy of your NCTUE credit report, the option for “more information” about the organization says there are four “exchanges” that feed into the NCTUE’s system: the NCTUE itself; something called “Centralized Credit Check Systems“; the New York Data Exchange; and the California Utility Exchange.

Who are the NCTUE’s members? If you call the 800-number that NCTUE makes available to get a free copy of your NCTUE credit report, the option for “more information” about the organization says there are four “exchanges” that feed into the NCTUE’s system: the NCTUE itself; something called “Centralized Credit Check Systems“; the New York Data Exchange; and the California Utility Exchange.
credit  finance  cybersecurity  krebsonsecurity  cellphone  equifax  advice 
9 weeks ago by bwiese
Equifax reveals full horror of that monstrous cyber-heist of its servers • The Register
As well as the – take a breath – 146.6 million names, 146.6 million dates of birth, 145.5 million social security numbers, 99 million address information and 209,000 payment cards (number and expiry date) exposed, the company said there were also 38,000 American drivers' licenses and 3,200 passport details lifted, too.
dataleak  equifax 
10 weeks ago by yorksranter
How to Opt Out of Equifax Revealing Your Salary History — Krebs on Security
Equifax took down their salary portal — a service from the company’s Workforce Solutions division known as The Work Number (formerly “TALX“) — just a few hours after my story went live on Oct. 8. The company explained that the site was being disabled for routine maintenance, but Equifax didn’t fully reopen the portal until Nov. 2, following the addition of unspecified “security improvements.”
equifax  privacy  cybersecurity  security  todo  salary  credit  krebsonsecurity 
april 2018 by bwiese
Panera Bread leaked customer data right on its website for months despite warnings — Quartz
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Houlihan wrote that Gustavison, the information security director at Panera he corresponded with in August, was senior director of security operations at Equifax from 2009 to 2013. His departure from Equifax came before the credit agency’s breach, “but after all of the foregoing, does this seem quite so surprising?” Houlihan wrote.

What a, uhm, surprise...
breach  security  infosec  fail  corporate  business  krebs  equifax 
april 2018 by po

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