From Equifax to the SEC: Who is behind massive cyberattacks?

A recent string of high-profile cyberattacks has revealed not only vulnerabilities within U.S. companies and federal agencies but also an increasingly intricate and complex set of planned attacks, indicating there could be state-sponsors behind them, one cybersecurity expert said.

Is SEC chief Clayton soft on cyber victims?

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton faces the wrath of lawmakers on Tuesday, after Wall Street’s top market regulator and watchdog fell victim to a breach itself last year, disclosing the attack in a press release last week.

How Equifax, credit agencies, could benefit from the data breach

Equifax (NYSE:EFX) CEO Richard Smith retired suddenly on Tuesday after the company suffered a massive hack that put the sensitive information of about 143 million Americans at risk, but despite near-term discomfort, there’s a chance Equifax and other credit reporting agencies could ultimately benefit from the incident.

SEC chairman notified of hack in August

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) only learned in August that hackers had last year breached the regulator's database of corporate announcements, according to prepared congressional testimony seen by Reuters on Monday.

Will heads roll at Equifax, SEC over massive breaches?

As lawmakers get ready to grill Equifax CEO Richard Smith and SEC Chair Jay Clayton on Capitol Hill in the coming weeks, many wonder how the respective executives of each organization will be asked to pay for compromising the sensitive information of American individuals and companies.