New lawsuits, gestures to customers in Equifax data breach
September 13, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax faces new lawsuits and is trying to make new gestures to customers in the wake of its disclosure last week that it exposed vital data like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans.
It's already come under fire from members of Congress, state attorneys general, and customers.
The company and its competitors, TransUnion and Experian, gauge how much of a risk people are for borrowing money. So they have some of the most sensitive information about Americans' financial lives — all of it a trove for identity theft.
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