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South Africa credit bureau breached, data reportedly held for $15M ransom

by Joe Warminsky

South Africa tech news site ITWeb reported that a group calling itself N4aughtysecTU is taking responsibility.

Do credit monitoring and ID protection services do enough for breach victims?

by Tim Starks

"We need to rethink how consumer data is stewarded," one customer advocate said.

No hacking needed: Someone duped Experian into handing over data in breach affecting 24 million South Africans

by Sean Lyngaas

For fraudsters looking to swindle big corporations, sometimes it’s just a matter of asking.

Equifax expected to settle breach investigations for $700 million

by Jeff Stone

As part of the settlement, Equifax also must spent $1 billion to improve its digital systems.

Equifax fined maximum penalty under 1998 UK data protection law

by Greg Otto

The fine amounts to $664,000.

Congress told 'the market can't fix' poor cybersecurity at credit companies

by Shaun Waterman

"Consumers are getting taken to the woodshed, companies are making billions of dollars off our data and we've had it," said GOP Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, the chairman of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee.