House committee to hold hearing on Equifax data breach

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Equifax breach allows terrorists to purchase your personal information: Paul Viollis

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Equifax breach allows terrorists to purchase your personal information: Paul Viollis

‘The Security Brief’ host Paul Viollis says the Equifax data breach that compromised the information of 143 million individuals could be sold to terrorist groups.

The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the Equifax data breach in the coming weeks to get to the bottom of the massive breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million Americans.

“This is obviously a very serious and very troubling situation and our committee has already begun preparations for a hearing,” the committee’s chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said in a statement on Friday. “Large-scale security breaches are becoming all too common.  Every breach leaves consumers exposed and vulnerable to identity theft, fraud and a host of other crimes, and they deserve answers.”

The date of the hearing will be announced at a later time.

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