Equifax Data Breach

Equifax loses appeal on $7M IRS contract: Here's why

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the full text of its decision to deny Equifax’s (NYSE:EFX) appeal to preserve its $7.25 million anti-fraud prevention contract with the IRS, rejecting the credit reporting agency’s technical challenge against rival Experian.

Equifax breach: Why your tax return could be at risk

Nearly half of all Americans (around 143 million) are scrambling to keep their credit safe with fraud alerts and credit freezes after a security breach at Equifax (NYSE:EFX) exposed their personal data to potential hackers earlier this month.

Equifax Hack: A timeline of events

The blows keep coming for Equifax as shares continue to tumble and the Federal Trade Commission announced plans to open an investigation into the credit reporting company Thursday after the company went public with its massive security breach last week, putting 143 million American’s personal data at risk.