131.74 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:31PM EDT
|Bid||124.00 x 800|
|Ask||138.62 x 800|
|Day's Range||130.99 - 132.40|
|52 Week Range||101.74 - 138.69|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.68|
|Earnings Date||Nov 7, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.56 (1.17%)|
|1y Target Est||131.33|
As of September 21, credit bureaus can no longer charge you to freeze your credit reports or to lift a freeze. Here's what you need to know to get your free freeze.
Freezing your credit report used to cost money — up to $60 plus fees, including the cost of later removing the freeze. A credit freeze is a protective measure. A freeze doesn't affect your credit score , though, or your ability to use your credit card.
"Think of a credit freeze as a state-of-the-art home security system that helps keep the bad guys out," says one industry analyst.
Credit freezes, which block lenders from checking your report, are considered an effective way to prevent scammers from opening an account in your name. Since Equifax announced its massive data breach last September, just 8 percent of consumers have frozen their credit reports. As of Friday, consumers won't have to pay a fee to credit-reporting firms when they want to use a freeze to help protect themselves from identity theft.
UK officials have slapped Equifax with a £500,000 (US$660,000) fine for failing to protect up to 15 million citizens' personal data. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced its verdict after almost a year-long investigation with the Financial Conduct Authority. Together, they looked into the massive Equifax breach that affected 146 million people around the world.
Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK's data protection agency for last year's massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when the UK's prior privacy regime was in force -- rather than the tough new data protection law, brought in via the EU's GDPR, which allows for maximum penalties of as much as 4% of a company's global turnover for the most serious data failures. Personal information that was lost or compromised in the 2017 Equifax breach included names and dates of birth, addresses, passwords, driving licence and financial details.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said in a statement its investigation found that although Equifax systems in the United States were compromised, Equifax Ltd was responsible for the personal information of its customers in Britain. Equifax said its UK office received the Monetary Penalty Notice from the ICO on Wednesday and was evaluating the notice and its response. Equifax added that it cooperated fully throughout the investigation.
A British regulator on Thursday fined credit reference company Equifax Inc's UK arm, Equifax Ltd, 500,000 pounds for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million people in Britain during a 2017 cyber attack. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said in a statement its investigation found that although Equifax systems in the United States were compromised, Equifax Ltd was responsible for the personal information of its customers in Britain. Equifax said its UK office received the Monetary Penalty Notice from the ICO on Wednesday and was evaluating the notice and its response.
Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. was slapped with a maximum 500,000 pound ($658,000) fine by the U.K.’s privacy watchdog for failing to protect the personal information of as many as 15 million British citizens during a cyberattack on its systems last year. The Information Commissioner’s Office concluded a probe into the breach, during which personal data was stolen from some 146 million people worldwide, and found that the company’s measures to protect the data were “inadequate and ineffective.” Equifax’s U.K. unit had “failed to take appropriate steps to ensure” that its U.S. parent was protecting people’s personal data, the regulator said Thursday. “The ICO’s probe, carried out in parallel with the Financial Conduct Authority, revealed multiple failures at the credit reference agency which led to personal information being retained for longer than necessary and vulnerable to unauthorized access,” the regulator said in an emailed statement.
, accusing it of failing to address known IT problems and unlawfully storing British data in the US. to scrap executive bonuses and suspend share buybacks because of expected fines and lawsuits after one of the biggest corporate data breaches. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office on Thursday announced it would impose the maximum allowable fine under old data protection laws of £500,000, and criticised the company for failing to fix IT vulnerabilities even after they were raised by the US Department of Homeland Security.
ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- First mortgage originations have continued to show a slight but steady increase, with more than 2.77 million first mortgages originated year-to-date through May 2018, reflecting a total dollar amount of $689.8 billion during this period, according to data from the latest Equifax (EFX) National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Total outstanding balances on auto loans and leases have increased 4.6 percent year-over-year to $1.27 trillion. The number of outstanding accounts has increased 3.5 percent from a year ago to $86.9 million.
Security officials feared that former employees had removed thousands of pages of proprietary information before leaving and heading to jobs in China.
Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax -- the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year -- to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit scoring service. The Alibaba affiliate, which is valued at over $100 billion, launched Sesame Credit in China in 2015, and a report this week from The Wall Street Journal suggests that it leaned heavily on Equifax to do so. Ant Financial hired China-born Canadian David Zou from Equifax and the Journal claims that Zou looked up employee information to gauge potential hires and squirreled away confidential documents via his personal email account.
Fort Worth investment giant TPG has led an $80 million investment into a Maryland company that is working to secure a booming part of the software development industry that found itself at the center of the Equifax breach.
The GAO released its Equifax report on the one-year anniversary of the breach, highlighting the lack of any enforcement action yet by the two agencies responsible for oversight of credit reporting agencies, the CFPB and FTC.
A year ago, Americans learned that a company that warehoused their data without their express permission had leaked the personal information of more than half of all adults in the country. And then ... nothing happened.
A new report by congressional investigators details how hackers broke into Equifax last year in a breach that exposed the financial information of more than 145 million Americans.
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