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4 Times Data Regulators Slapped High Penalties in 2020

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Apart from information leaks and reputation damage, data breaches cause a huge financial impact on organizations globally. Ever since the General Data Protection Regulation...

Equifax Settles Indiana Lawsuit Over Data Breach for $19.5 Mn

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Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has agreed to pay the State of Indiana $19.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, brought forward by...

How Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks

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When most people think of cyberattacks, major data breaches at humongous companies like Equifax and Yahoo!, typically come to mind. This is perfectly understandable,...

Canadians Neglect Personal Data Security: Equifax Reports

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Most individuals in Canada think they’re not vulnerable to identity thefts and neglect checking credit reports that help detect fraud, a recent consumer survey...

U.S. Indicts Four Chinese Hackers Over 2017 Equifax Data Breach

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The U.S. Department of Justice pressed charges against four Chinese nationals for hacking the Atlanta-based credit reporting agency Equifax in 2017. The four hackers,...

Data Privacy Day 2020: Five Learnings from the Past

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This Data Privacy Day 2020, we urge individuals and organizations around the world to learn from the fallout of the mega-breaches of the recent...

Equifax to Pay US$380.5 Million to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

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Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has agreed to pay US$380.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit, brought forward by the U.S. Federal Trade...

6 Times Data Regulators Churned Out High Penalties in 2019

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By Rudra Srinivas Data breaches and security incidents are becoming increasingly expensive. The risk of data breaches got higher after introducing the European Union’s General...

Breach aftermath: Former Yahoo, Equifax CEOs to testify at Senate hearing

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After suffering from massive data breaches, the embattled Equifax and Yahoo former chief executive officers are all set to testify at the Senate hearing...

Equifax temporarily loses contract worth $7.25 million with IRS

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Amid the second malware incident, the credit reporting agency Equifax on October 12, 2017, temporarily lost a fraud prevention contract worth $7.25 million with...

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