Rhode Island Joins U.S. States Investigating Equifax Data Breach

www.oann.com | 9/8/2017 | Staff
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Rhode Island said on Wednesday that it had joined a group of states probing the Equifax data breach, as the credit company’s shares fell another 14 percent amid growing pressure to explain its handling of the hack.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said last week that he was working with colleagues in Pennsylvania and Illinois to open a formal probe of the hack, which Equifax discovered in July but did not disclose until September.

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It was not immediately known how many states were in the group looking at the hack, which has spawned multiple calls for federal investigations and pushed the company’s share price down 30 percent on heavy volume.

Equifax shares slid for a fourth day, falling another 14 percent to break below $100 for the first time since February 2016.

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Amid disclosures of data breaches at a broad array of companies and government agencies in recent years, the Equifax hack stands out.

Cyber security experts said it was among the largest hacks ever recorded and was particularly troubling due to the richness of the information exposed: names, birthdays, addresses and Social Security and driver’s license numbers.

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“Since the Equifax breach was announced late last week, we have received countless...
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