Seattle woman says ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach

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The massive data breach at credit company Equifax put millions of Americans at risk, and one woman from Seattle says her ID has been stolen 15 times. Now her attorney has filed a class action lawsuit to represent all the victims in Washington state.

Katie Van Fleet told KCPQ-TV in Seattle she’s been dealing with the problem for months. She received letter from credit card companies thanking her for applications she never sent in, which tipped her off that her information may have been compromised by the Equifax […] Read more

Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach – Hawaii News Now

Trump Jr attends pheasant hunt, fundraiser in Iowa
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Trump arrived in Iowa on Friday and shared stories from his father’s campaign trail with a group of hunters that included Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert.

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Trump arrived in Iowa on Friday and shared stories from his father’s campaign trail with a group of hunters that included Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert.

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Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach
Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach

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Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach

Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach
Woman’s ID stolen 15 times after Equifax breach

Posted: Sunday, October 29 2017 1:24 AM EDT2017-10-29 05:24:10 GMT

Updated: Sunday, October 29 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-10-29 05:40:12 GMT

The woman’s lawyer Fleming has filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax, saying the company was negligent when it lost private information on more than 140 million Americans.

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The woman’s lawyer Fleming has filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax, saying the company was negligent when it lost private information on more than 140 million Americans.

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Did the Equifax Hack Expose You to Tax Fraud? — The Motley Fool

If you were among the millions of Americans whose information was stolen in the Equifax data breach, you’ll need to protect yourself come tax time next year. Tax return fraud is a perennial problem, but with so many Social Security numbers stolen in the recent hack, it’s likely that next year will be particularly bad for this type of fraud.

How tax return fraud works

If a fraudster has your name and Social Security number, he or she can file a tax return in your name and adjust the figures to make it look like the IRS owes you a […] Read more

Consumer Reporter Herb Weisbaum Answers Your Equifax Breach Questions | WGN Radio

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Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers the consumer beat for NBCnews.com.

In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he describes his experience at the Privacy Xchange Forum (focusing on the latest in personal cybersecurity), answers questions about the Equifax breach (including some new ramifications) and explores the psychological toll of having your identity stolen.

You can read all of Herb’s stories and sign-up for his newsletter at Consumerman.com.  And be sure to like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  Like us on […] Read more

Data-driven solutions to the opioid epidemic

Data-driven solutions to the opioid epidemic. (ABC7 graphic)

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Every day in the United States 140 people die from an opioid overdose, making it one of the deadliest drug addictions in America.

On Thursday, the Trump Administration declared the opioid epidemic a Public Health Emergency. And while many say it’s a start, it’s not what the President promised in August, when he pledged to declare it a National Health Emergency. Health care providers say there’s a big difference between the two. Public health emergencies expire after 90 days and there is almost no money in the Public Health Emergency Fund.

While government […] Read more

Where’s the Coverage? Hamas Visits Iran


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Where’s the Coverage? Hamas Visits Iran

Saleh al-Arouri, the founder of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigades


Top leaders from Hamas, the U.S.-designated terror group that rules the Gaza Strip, visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, in late October 2017. Hamas is currently engaged in reconciliation talks with its rival Fatah, which dominates the U.S. and E.U.-supported Palestinian Authority (PA).

Many major U.S. media outlets ignored Hamas’s Iran trip—which was blasted by U.S. peace envoy Jason Greenblatt, who stated:

“Hamas, which has only brought ruin and misery to Palestinians, […] Read more

iPhone X orders held up by credit freezes put in place after Equifax hack

 

Some customers scrambling to preorder the hotly anticipated iPhone X early Friday morning hit an unexpected roadblock: Credit freezes put in place after the Equifax data breach held up authorization of payment plan loans.

After preorders began Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern, some who had initiated a credit freeze forgot to unfreeze it to authorize plans like Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program.

Readers reached out to AppleInsider after their purchase process was delayed, and others took to Twitter to express frustration that they had missed out […] Read more

Equifax (EFX) Adds Cybersecurity Expert Scott McGregor to Board After Data Breach

Equifax Inc. (EFX)  is adding a cybersecurity expert to its board, almost two months after the credit-reporting company said a data breach compromised the personal information of 145 million Americans.

Scott McGregor, 61, will serve on the Equifax board’s technology committee, according to a company statement. McGregor was chief executive officer of chipmaker Broadcom Corp. (AVGO) between 2005 and 2016, according to BoardEx, a relationship mapping service of TheStreet Inc. He was also a director at IT products and services company Ingram Micro Inc. as well as Xactly Corp., which provides cloud-based software and services. (Ingram Micro was acquired by HNA Group […] Read more

Equifax Was Warned – Motherboard

Months before its catastrophic data breach, a security researcher warned Equifax that it was vulnerable to the kind of attack that later compromised the personal data of more than 145 million Americans, Motherboard has learned. Six months after the researcher first notified the company about the vulnerability, Equifax patched it—but only after the massive breach that made headlines had already taken place, according to Equifax’s own timeline.

This revelation opens the possibility that more than one group of hackers broke into the company. And, more importantly, it raises new questions about Equifax’s own security practices, and whether the company took […] Read more