Toronto prices enjoyed their largest rate of growth in 21 months

Toronto just saw its strongest year-over-year home price growth since December 2017, according to the latest figures from the city’s real estate board.

Lower supply levels combined with intensified demand pushed the city’s benchmark home price up by 5.2% annually last month, ending up at roughly $805,500. Much of this hunger is stemming from lower interest rates and immigration-driven population growth, TREB added.

The September uptick brought the benchmark price close to the historic peak seen in 2017, […] Read more

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) is Independent Franchise Partners LLP’s 6th Largest Position

Independent Franchise Partners LLP trimmed its position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 1.3% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,383,696 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 59,743 shares during the quarter. Equifax makes up approximately 6.1% of Independent Franchise Partners LLP’s portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Independent Franchise Partners LLP owned approximately 3.63% of Equifax worth $592,851,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have […] Read more

Equifax to pay millions for largest data breach in US history

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – A multistate coalition of attorneys
general, including Ohio, has reached a settlement with Equifax after its
massive 2017 data breach.  John North of
the Dayton Better Business Bureau joined 2 NEWS Monday to discuss what this
news means for the state of Ohio.

An investigation concluded that Equifax’s failure to maintain
reasonable security systems allowed hackers to expose the data of over 147
million consumers as the largest breach of consumer data in U.S. history.

Despite knowing about a critical vulnerability in the
software, Equifax failed to patch its system, allowing hackers a way in to
access personal information.

Additionally, Equifax failed to replace software that […] Read more

The 12 Largest U.S. Data Breaches Since 2016

Breach Blues

The biggest breaches suffered by American companies since 2016 came as the result of external cyberattacks that leveraged phishing, malware, and technical vulnerabilities.

Cloud security vendor Bitglass researched the three largest breaches of publicly traded companies in 2016, 2017 and 2018 – as well as three large breaches of government and then-private organizations – to uncover trends and learn more about the extent of the damage.

Bitglass found that an average of 257 million people were affected by each data breach, with the breaches costing companies an average of $347 million in legal […] Read more

The largest breaches over the past three years have caused massive and irreparable damage

Publicly traded companies suffering the worst data breaches averaged a 7.5 percent decrease in stock price, a Bitglass report reveals.

Bitglass researched the three largest data breaches of publicly traded companies from each of the last three years in order to uncover cybersecurity trends and demonstrate the extensive damage that can be done by improper security. Among the incidents detailed in the Kings of the Monster Breaches report are the Marriott breach of 2018, the Equifax breach of 2017 and the Yahoo! breach of 2016.

The report explores the causes, repercussions and company responses for each of these preeminent breaches. Additionally, it […] Read more

Habitat’s largest townhome project set for Silver Springs

Current and future Habitat owners join to celebrate the launch of Silvercreek, the largest townhome development Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta has planned in Calgary.

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Habitat for Humanity is launching Silvercreek, its biggest project ever in Southern Alberta — a $9-million, 32-unit condo development in Silver Springs.

The multi-family approach is part of Habitat’s ongoing fight against rising housing costs and its mission to make secure home ownership available to families in “precarious” living conditions at a target price of around $270,000; something a family earning $40,000 a year can afford on a 35-year, interest-free mortgage.

“The days of building […] Read more

Equifax Inc. (EFX) is Harbor Spring Capital LLC’s 10th Largest Position

Harbor Spring Capital LLC lessened its stake in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 12.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 324,000 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 46,000 shares during the quarter. Equifax accounts for approximately 4.6% of Harbor Spring Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Harbor Spring Capital LLC owned approximately 0.27% of Equifax worth $42,305,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also […] Read more

Trans Union Hit with Largest FCRA Verdict to Date | Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

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