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Tech Tuesday: Equixfax Data Breach

Aug 6, 2019
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The credit bureau Equifax has agreed to pay up to $650 million to resolve its major data breach from 2017 that exposed the personal information of around 147 million Americans.

The breach exposed dates of birth, social security numbers, addresses, and more sensitive information to hackers. Individual victims can claim as much as $20,000 in compensation if they prove they were harmed.

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
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Ohio will get a share of what the state attorney general calls the largest settlement ever by a company over a breach of consumer data. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle the class action lawsuit filed after a huge data breach two years ago.

Sherrod Brown
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Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator is introducing legislation to better protect against identity theft after data company Equifax announced a breach exposing nearly half the people in the country.

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