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Krieger Rages “‘America First’ Is A Joke. Wall Street Wins Again”

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I know I must sound like a broken record by now, but Wall Street owns the U.S. economy and until that’s dealt with, the American public will continue to be preyed upon voraciously and lawlessly by some of the most unethical parasites the world has ever seen. […]


Peter Thiel-Backed Startup Offers To Finance Weinstein Lawsuits

If the fate of Gawker is any indication, the multiplying sex crime probes involving Harvey Weinstein are just the beginning of the disgraced studio head’s legal problems. As the number of Weinstein accusers – women who are alleging Weinstein harassed them, groped them or sexually assaulted them – has swelled to more than 50, Legalist […]


IRS Pulls Equifax Contract In “Precautionary Step”

And the hits just keep on coming… Until today's headlines indicating the possibility of another breach of Equifax's security, dip-buyers had been enjoying a few days' relief as analysts clammored to explain how one of the biggest cyberhacks of all time did nothing to hinder Equifax's business model. Tonight, they might just start questioning that […]


Equifax Web-Page Goes Offline Amid Reports Of New Breach

Equifax has taken one of its web pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach, the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of 145.5 million people, said on Thursday. "We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the […]


This Isn’t A Joke! The IRS Just Hired Equifax To Safeguard Taxpayer Data

Just hours after Equifax CEO Rick Smith wrapped up his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce committee – the first in a series of Congressional “fact-finding missions” about the hack – Politico reported that the IRS last week awarded the disgraced credit monitoring bureau with a $7.25 no-bid contract even as the company struggled […]


The Largest Hack Ever? Yahoo Admits 2013 Data Breach Impacted All 3 Billion Accounts”

Is it too late for Verizon to get some more of its money back? After the entity responsible for selling Yahoo agreed to cut $350 million off the company’s sales price earlier this year following revelations that hackers had stolen sensitive  account information of as many as 1.5 billion user accounts during two separate data […]


Watch Live: Former Equifax CEO Faces Congressional “Public Shaming” Over Hack Farce

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith (now retired) can expect a serious grilling this morning as he faces a congressional hearing into the utter farce surrounding the company's gross mishandling (and potential insider trading) of a cyber-security breach which has left almost 150 million people at risk. As The Washington Post reports, some lawmakers plan to […]


Peak Irony: Equifax Is (Finally) Hiring A “Fraud Monitoring Leader”

Overnight, one day after the now former CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, announced his “retirement” from the humiliated, and hacked company, but not before collecting an exit bonus as much as $90 million, his replacement, interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. penned another apology, this time in the WSJ: On behalf of Equifax , […]


Equifax CEO’s Parting Gift: An $18 Million Bonus

With Equifax shares having plunged by a third since the company announced a historic corporate cyber-breach, which released the personal records of over 143 million Americans to still unknown hackers, losing some $5 billion in market cap, today the company’s CEO was the latest rat to leave the sinking ship, a move which failed to […]


Equifax Chairman, CEO Richard Smith Retiring Effective Immediately

Less than two weeks after the top security individuals at Equifax “retired” after what may have been the biggest hack in U.S. corporate history, moments ago the company announced that the exodus from the sinking ship continued when company Chairman and CEO, Richard Smith, has also “retired” effective immediately. As such, it remains unclear if […]


Equifax Accidentally Directs 200,000 Customers To Fake Phishing Website

And the hits just keep coming for Equifax, the once-trusted credit-monitoring firm that has been embroiled in one of the biggest corporate public-relations disasters in recent memory since disclosing that hackers had penetrated its cyber security defenses and absconded with sensitive personal and financial data belonging to 143 million Americans. Because of the types of […]


Justice Department Begins Criminal Probe Into Equifax Executive Stock Sales

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax violated insider trading laws when they sold stock before the company disclosed that it had been hacked, according to people familiar with the investigation. Equifax disclosed earlier this month that it discovered a security breach on July 29. The three executives sold […]


Muddy Waters’ Carson Block Sues Equifax For $500,000

Disgraced credit-monitoring company Equifax, which has seen its stock drop by nearly 40% since disclosing what will likely be remembered as one of the most damaging data breaches in US history, eliciting dozens of class-action lawsuits, calls for investigations by at least one state attorney general, and requests from multiple Congressional committees for more information […]


Here’s What Your Identity Sells For On The Dark Web

Millions of Americans who trusted Equifax with sensitive personal and financial data, including social security numbers and credit-card information, are now nervously wondering whether they will be among the unlucky minority of affected customers whose identities are successfully “repurposed” by online criminal groups. One researcher from security firm SecureWorks shared some details about today’s burgeoning […]


Equifax Hack Slams Already-Struggling Store-Branded Credit-Card Lenders

Equifax’s disclosure that hackers had absconded with the personal data of 143 million Americans after exploiting a vulnerability in the company’s cyber defenses that was largely the result of negligence has sent its shares spiraling 37% lower. And now, Bloomberg is warning that the shares of certain troubled lenders – which have already largely underperformed […]