A leaked set of disclosures made by Equifax to the US Senate have revealed that the breach of 145.5 million Americans' sensitive financial data was even worse than suspected to date: in addition to data like full legal names, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, and home addresses, it appears that Equifax also breached drivers' license numbers and issue-dates.
Equifax seems to acknowledge that drivers' licenses were included in the breach, but claims that its failure to mention this up until now does not present any kind of problem, as its disclosures to date were "not exhaustive" -- a self-evident statement, in retrospect.
Equifax spokesperson Meredith Griffanti told CNNMoney Friday that the original list of vulnerable personal information was never intended to represent the full list of potentiality exposed information.
The Equifax hack could be worse than we thought [Donna Borak and Kathryn Vasel/CNN Money]
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As the death toll from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak escalates, the White House is discussing a possible China travel ban, reports NBC News and other organizations on Tuesday morning.
The UK will allow China’s Huawei to build what are described as ‘non-core’ elements of a British 5G network, but the Chinese company is not allowed to operate at what are defined by the government as sensitive sites.
Documents show that the antivirus company Avast has been selling its users’ internet browsing data, through a subsidiary named Jumpshot, to clients that include Pepsi, Google, and Microsoft, reports Motherboard. The report is the result of a joint investigation between the VICE News site and PC Mag.
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