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  • Sept 8- Equifax Inc faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach. The hack, among the largest ever recorded, was especially alarming due to the richness of the information...

  • Sept 8- Equifax Inc faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach. The hack, among the largest ever recorded, was especially alarming due to the richness of the information...

  • "Damages to the class are limited only to the imagination of thieves," John Yanchunis, a lawyer at Morgan& Morgan who filed one of the lawsuits, in Atlanta federal court, said in an interview on Friday. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of consumers accusing Equifax of negligence, or willful misconduct, in failing to properly safeguard Social Security and driver's...

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has major rail yards in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa, on the state's western Gulf Coast. CSX serves 12 ports, including Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Miami, Palm Beach, and Panama City. For Georgia, CSX has major rail yards in Atlanta, coastal Savannah, and Waycross as part of its 2,700 miles of track.

  • Sept 8- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Friday it has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear plants in Florida in preparation for the effects of hurricane Irma on those sites. Turkey Point was expected to close on Friday evening and St. Lucie is to shut about 12 hours later, depending on the storm's path.

  • The hack, among the largest ever recorded, was especially alarming due to the richness of the information exposed, which included names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security and driver's license numbers, cyber researchers said. At least five state attorneys general, including New York and Illinois, said they were formally investigating the breach.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Less than a day after Equifax revealed one of the biggest data breaches in U.S. corporate history, the credit reporting company has already been hit with two proposed class actions in federal court and one of those cases was filed by consumer lawyers who just won the right to move forward with gargantuan data breach litigation against Yahoo.

  • "Damages to the class are limited only to the imagination of thieves," John Yanchunis, a lawyer at Morgan& Morgan who filed one of the lawsuits, in Atlanta federal court, said in an interview on Friday. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of consumers accusing Equifax of negligence, or willful misconduct, in failing to properly safeguard Social Security and driver's...

  • The hack, among the largest ever recorded, was especially alarming due to the richness of the information exposed, which included names, Social Security numbers, birthdays, addresses and driver's license numbers, cyber researchers said. The New York and Illinois state attorneys general said they had opened separate formal investigations into the breach.

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  • Sept 8- At least two proposed federal class-action lawsuits have been filed against Equifax Inc after the credit reporting company disclosed a hacking that may have compromised personal information for 143 million American consumers. One lawsuit filed in Equifax's hometown of Atlanta accused the company of negligence and willfully violating the...

  • Sept 8- Equifax Inc shares tumbled as much as 18 percent on Friday as cyber security experts and customers criticized the consumer credit score provider's response to a hack that may have stolen personal details of up to 143 million Americans. "Another day, another dumpster fire in cyber security, said Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of the cyber security...

  • Equifax said on Thursday it discovered the breach on July 29 and that criminals exploited a vulnerability in a website application to gain access to certain files that included names, Social Security numbers and drivers' license numbers. Accounts of some UK and Canadian residents were also compromised. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said the...

  • Sept 7- Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. Atlanta- based Equifax said in a statement that it discovered the breach on July 29. It said criminals...

  • Sept 8- Shares of Equifax Inc tumbled 13 percent on Friday after the provider of consumer credit scores revealed that personal details of as many as 143 million Americans were likely accessed in one of the largest data breaches in the United States. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said the breach "gives us cause for concern". ICO Deputy...

  • Equifax had also said that information of some UK and Canadian residents was also obtained in the hack. Britain's Information Commissioner's Office said the Equifax data breach "gives us cause for concern." "We will be advising Equifax to alert affected UK customers at the earliest opportunity," ICO Deputy Commissioner James Dipple-Johnstone said in a...

  • Sept 7- Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. Atlanta- based Equifax said in a statement that it discovered the breach on July 29. It said criminals...

  • The largest e-commerce company said it intended to create "HQ2", a headquarters that would be a "full equal" to its Seattle office, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a statement. Amazon was likely to land its second headquarters in a cheaper city than Seattle and score subsidies. Dallas, Houston, Toronto, St. Louis, Kentucky and Miami are a few that are committed to bid.

  • Sept 7 (Reuters)- Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. "The sheer scope of the breach is extremely troubling," said Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of the...

  • Equifax also said personal information of certain UK and Canadian residents were also hacked. The Atlanta- based company it would work with UK and Canadian regulators to determine the next steps. Last December, Yahoo Inc said more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, while in 2014 e-commerce company EBay Inc had urged 145 million users to...