A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone’s “Financial” Data Vulnerable
143 million U.S. consumers were compromised. Criminals were able to access the social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses for a massive—but as yet unspecified—number of U.S. consumers. The hack also included credit card numbers for more than 200,000 Americans and documentation related to disputes, which contain personal and identifying information, for some 180,000 Americans. On top of that, three top Equifax executives sold $1.8 million worth of company stock in the days after the breach was discovered, according to Bloomberg.
Why are we not hearing more on the Equifax executives who received millions of dollars over this breach. Clearly the SCC is looking into inside trading, but what are they going to do? Fine them-sure they stole enough money from the American public to pay a fine even if it’s in the millions. These people should go to jail, do not pass go do not collect! For more Shame on You Equifax
Instead in the headlines are reading about Facebook! When you use Facebook you are pretty much putting all your information out there voluntarily!
Cambridge Analytica worked through Facebook
Cambridge Analytica is at the center of a user-data scandal involving Facebook. The social media giant’s stock has dropped this week after reports over the weekend said Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed 50 million Facebook users’ personal data. Names, and any other information you put on Facebook.
Facebook said Tuesday that CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg and their teams were “working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward” regarding the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
“The entire company is outraged we were deceived,” Facebook added. “We are committed to vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people’s information and will take whatever steps are required to see that this happens.”
I guess in my mind it is much more important to me and I would think to other Americans that a
“Financial” Data breach is more important to focus our attention on than our Facebook accounts.
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