Equifax is facing multiple class actions after dealing with one of “the most impactful” data breaches ever.
Last week, the credit reporting company revealed that more than 143 million American’s and Canadians sensitive information might have been stolen in a security breach in late July.
At least 30 class action lawsuits have been filed against the company in the United States and two have been filed in Canada.
Both the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the New York States Attorney’s office are investigating the breach.
After Equifax disclosed the security breach, it offered customers a chance to see if their data was part of the compromised information on its website. Once they checked, the company offered one year of credit monitoring free to see if their information was used fraudulently.
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Marina Burghard writes for Canadian Fraud News about fraud-related cases, whistleblower, jurisdiction, identity theft, consumer protection, etc. – essentially about scams and how to protect yourself against this kind of fraudulent criminal behavior. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where her interest in criminology grew. Besides fraud, Marina’s scientific interest lies in terrorism, extremism and how to deal with it as a society.