Tue, 12 December 2017
Most people think of Equifax as a credit rating company, but actually it’s real source of income is data collected about you and then sold to their real customers. Many worry that Equifax and its 2 competitors, Experian and Trans Union know and collect too much. And that was before Equifax was hacked and data about 153 million people were stolen. Sina Beaghley, cyber-security analyst from the RAND Corporation discusses the implications of Equifax’s cover-up of its being hacked, and charges that it brought the hack on itself by poor security procedures.