Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
Equifax executives just sold our info and now Koskinen, IRS, is going to reward them with a FRAUD PREVENTION – no bid contract. Have these people lost their minds? Koskinen lied to Congress during Lois Lerner’s crime – so why hasn’t he been fired? Thought he would be one of the first to exit.
Equifax is a consumer credit reporting firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, the oldest of the three largest U.S. credit agencies (the other two are Experian and TransUnion). Founded in 1899, Equifax gathers and maintains information on over 800 million consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide.
On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that some time in May, someone(s) hacked into its online databases and stole the names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and driver’s license numbers of 143 million consumers in the United States — data that security experts have described as the crown jewels for identity thieves.
But Equifax kept this discovery quiet for 39 days before finally informing the public about it on September 7, 2017, admitting that 209,000 U.S. credit card numbers are also breached, as well as “certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers.”
After the company made known…
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